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10 Things to Know Why Farmers & Many Indian Leaders are Opposing Farm Bills

Amid scenes of chaos and uproar, the Rajya Sabha passed two of a set of three controversial bills related to India’s agriculture sector. The bills, which replace ordinances issued in June, were passed amid fierce protests by farmers’ groups — particularly in the grain bowl states of Haryana and Punjab. 
 
The Narendra Modi government has said the farm bills, as they have come to be known, empower small and marginal farmers by allowing them access to markets and prices of their choosing. 
 
The opposition, which includes political parties and lakhs of farmers, disagrees - they say the bills threaten to abolish MSPs (minimum support prices) and, conse