Farmers vs Crony Capitalists

Look at the order and the date. Nearly a month before the agri ordinances were approved by the cabinet, Haryana govt permitted the setting up of a warehouse by the Adani group on more than 22 acres of land with a conversion fee of only 27 lakh rupees. The bills just followed. Can someone from Govt of Haryana or Central Govt explain whats going on ? more  

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Dear Sri Mukerjee, Granting permission for conversion of Agricultural land to Non-agricultural use is a routine exercise. Construction of Private ware-house is in no way connected with the current farm laws which are inevitable for increasing the output and value addition because by the very reason of farmers being so hard working and toiling and service minded as he has no money to invest in further modernization. A poor tax payer like me can't continue to support purchase of food grains more than the requirement of the country year after year by perpetually increasing `Minimum Support Price. So the money for storing, processing and marketing has to be done by somebody other than government. In any case, the farm laws don't force a farmer to sell his produce to so called crony capitalists for uneconomical return. If the farmers can't unite in their endeavor of getting good return for their produce, how are they going to unite for co-operative farming. In any case, how are the new laws prohibiting them from emulating Amul model. All this talk is glib talk and iit takes a dedicated man like Kurien in each village to adopt that model. Every one who is talking about Amul model should think why there are no Amuls elsewhere at least one per district in Gujarat and at least one per each state. Almost every Dairy is being run by normally a political family flouting them as farmer's diary. Even Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh is perhaps still running a Diary by name Heritage (founded in sin by winding up state run Vijaya Diary in Andhra region) and what a great farmers they (husband & wife Bhuvaneswari) are. 2. Coming back to Ware house construction, normally every state encourages it (to avoid investing) and it is the State Governments which take them on lease for storing PDS grains. In fact, perhaps, Maharashtra Land Revenue Code classifies Ware houses for agricultural use (not for storing Industrial products which are generally closer to towns) as Ancillary and doesn't levy such exorbitant conversion charges. 3. Thus I feel you need to explain what your difficulty is with such routine action of Revenue department of a state. more  
Thank you for your analysis and observations - but you are missing the dates pointed out by B D Mukherjee...... more  
Clearly, the farm bills are NOT meant for the farmers. If the government is so keen to serve the farmers' interests, implementing the MS Swaminathan Commission recommendations should be PRIORITY-1. Second, if raising farmers' incomes is the priority, then replicating the successful AMUL model across other farm produces is the simplest and easy solution for which no legislation is needed. As the AMUL model shows, farmers' incomes can be raised mainly by integrating farming downstream with food processing, packaging and marketing. And, making farmers stakeholders of these downstream industries will ensure incomes flowing back to the farming communities. Third, supporting farmers requires more educational, technological and R&D inputs for the farmers. For this thousands of Krishi Vidyalays are needed that do not need any legislation. Even as the Modi-govt negotiates with the farmers, he continues to peddle the false narrative of "putting farmers first". This guy is clearly a JHOOTLER! more  
Very much surprised to see such post has not been deleted, earlier any questions against the Government, the post was deleted more  
Having a glance at the placards and slogans raised in the rally it is difficult to believe that this is a farmers protest. more  
Any specific reason to not go by the media? more  
Sir - my suggestion / submission to you is to visit the protest venue before making such comments..... please do not go by the media projections..... more  
More than two thousand Crores annually ready market in Agriculture sector attracting big corporates , Ambwai, Adani to grab the market by influencing their wellwishers in power. Political parties intent to sell all such revenue generating resources to private companies and earn huge black money for horse trading of MAL, MPs after election. For them - priority is self interest and party only more  
Does Mr.Mukherjee mean to say that crooked mouth Sharad Pawar in Maharashtra who have monopolised the Sugar sector and Badal's daughter who has monopolised the Wheat sector in Punjab are not crony Capitalists? Why is he targeting only Ambvani and Adani? more  
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