India’s Women Farmers Find Their Voice

Reform legislation deregulating agriculture sector sparks a distaff revolution

By: Neeta Lal

Rajbir Kaur and her mother-in-law Harbans represent a new type of rebel at the forefront of one of the biggest agricultural revolutions India has seen – women farmers, who fear they stand to lose the most in a deregulated agricultural market shaped by three controversial bills bulldozed through Parliament last year.

Rajbir, 43, a member of K…

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