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The dream of manufacturing has not yet awakened. India has initiated agricultural reforms, and hundreds of thousands of farmers have quit.

The dream of manufacturing has not yet awakened. India has initiated agricultural reforms, and hundreds of thousands of farmers have quit.

These days, Indian farmers’ protests in New Delhi have intensified, causing many sections of roads, railways, and surrounding shops to stop working, and social order is in chaos.

Some time ago, a large number of Indian farmers drove tractors to New Delhi despite the risk of the epidemic in India, and set up camps in the suburbs of New Delhi. 

Gradually, more and more farmers flocked to New Delhi, from a few thousand to 100,000, and now there are more than 300,000.

Even the “Global Times” is reporting that the mighty crowd has set up temporary camps, all kinds of cooking tools, blankets, and carts are ready, even revealing a “festival atmosphere.” However, this army of hundreds of thousands of farmers did not come to celebrate the festival, but to protest.

Even the slogans chanted by the protesters were: “We are ready for everything, including sacrificing our lives!”

The farmers are filled with outrage because India has introduced new policies and laws for agriculture, which will give farmers more autonomy and allow farmers to freely set prices for their crops, or sell them directly to supermarkets and private enterprises to achieve agricultural growth. reform.

However, it is very important that the new agricultural law promulgated by India actually relaxes the control of crop prices, which means that there is no longer a minimum price guarantee for crops. If the market demand is great, farmers can raise the price.

Price, but in the case of oversupply, without the guarantee of the lowest price, Indian farmers have to make money at a loss. In this way, the reform has instead caused farmers to lose some opportunities and income. Of course they are not willing.

However, so far, India has no intention to withdraw the new agricultural law, and the protesting farmers also said that as long as the new agricultural law is not withdrawn, they will continue to escalate their protests. 

Manufacturing in India has not yet achieved surpassing manufacturing in China, and agriculture here is in an awkward position. When will India wake up?

On the contrary, China has not only made it difficult for India to catch up in manufacturing, but it has also become more and more distant in agriculture.

Taking the value of agriculture as an example, Zhao Chunjiang, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, recently stated at the award ceremony of the “Duo Duo Agricultural Research and Technology Competition” held by China Agricultural University and Pinduoduo that China’s current agricultural digital economy has reached 577.8 billion. It will reach 1.26 trillion in 2025.

The “Duo Duo Agricultural Research and Technology Competition” awarded by Academician Zhao Chunjiang is a large-scale exchange meeting that gathers global agricultural science and technology talents to explore how to use modern technology to help agriculture to achieve greater value and promote the further digital development of Chinese agriculture.

A simple comparison shows that India’s agricultural reform is difficult to implement without listening to farmers’ voices, while China is using technology to effectively solve agricultural problems.

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