After India, now farmers in France are also protesting in the streets for the better price of their produce. For the past one month, several organizations of French farmers have taken to the streets against the policies of the government in different parts of the country. Farmers in the capital Paris paid tribute to the farmers who committed suicide by hanging effigies from trees. These farmers are protesting outside supermarkets and distribution centers across the country.
Farmers demand that the government should immediately resolve the issues like economic inequality in the country, falling income of farmers, and reduction in the price of food grains. Even in France, farmers are not getting the right price for their produce on a large scale. Farmers allege that the price of their products is being affected by the big supermarkets and distribution centers.
Negotiations continue between farmers’ organizations and big traders
Representatives of farmer organizations are in talks with big wholesalers who buy their products. In fact, French supermarkets are forced to negotiate prices with farmers under a law passed in 2018. Representatives of the French government are also taking part in the talks on both sides. However, there is still no solution to this movement that has been going on for the last 1 month.
Everybody’s own logic
The farmers say that they are not getting the value of the yield even to compensate for their cost. At the same time, the owners of these supermarkets say that they cannot put the burden on the consumers to benefit the farmers more. The stalemate remains because of this.
Farmer movement continues in India as well
In India too, farmers are protesting against the repeal of the MSP and the three agricultural laws. Since November, farmers sitting on different borders of Delhi have been adamant about repealing the three laws, while the government is agreeing to amend these laws. Meanwhile, farmers’ organizations have also announced to free the Chakkaajam and Troll plazas in many areas of the country. Not only this, during the forthcoming assembly elections of 5 states, the farmers’ organizations will also campaign against the BJP.