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Quixplained: Most countries support its farmers. Where does India stand?

Does the Indian government support its farmers as much as some of the other comparable countries? A look at the data.

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2021 12:15:52 pm
Farmers protest, India farmers protest, Punjab farmers protest, Indian ExpressAgriculture employs almost half of India’s population (44 per cent) despite contributing less than 15 per cent to the country’s GDP.

Farmers from several states have been camping at the borders of the national capital for over a month, demanding repeal of the recently enacted farm laws. The eighth round of talks between farmer unions and the central government remained inconclusive on Friday; unions insisted on the repeal of the laws, while the government asked them to “suggest an alternative other than repeal”.

Agriculture employs almost half of India’s population (44 per cent) despite contributing less than 15 per cent to the country’s GDP. So, how does the Indian government support its farmers as compared to other countries? A look at the data.

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