Why Modi Made a U-Turn on Changing India’s Farm Laws

More than a year of angry and sometimes deadly street protests by India’s farmers have forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the biggest retreat of his seven years in office: the repeal of his attempt to fundamentally overhaul the way farm goods are produced and sold in the nation of almost 1.4 billion people. New legislation would have opened up a decades-old system of state-run wholesale markets to more private sales. But farmers and opposition politicians argued it would leave those workin

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