Coronavirus: international dimensions

The Library has published a series of briefings on international dimensions of the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, ranging from general surveys of its impact on developing countries to assessments of its effects in specific situations. Links to these briefings can be found here.

Coronavirus: international dimensions

Farmers’ protests in India and agricultural reforms

Farmers' protests in India in response to government reforms are ongoing. Protests of this scale and duration have not been seen in decades, and continue today. This paper looks at what are the problems the reforms are trying to solve? Why are some farmers so unhappy with them? Why have the Indian Government been criticised, and why have they criticised the international response to the protests, including in the UK? And, finally, what have the UK Government and Parliament said about the protests?

Farmers’ protests in India and agricultural reforms