Price of food - farmers march
What can we do to enable consumer to farmer direct or max one layer. Cant amazon do something? more
These all needs deep study and corrective measures. more
As far as getting reasonable prices by the growers (farmers) of their respective agricultural products is concerned, their are no reasons to expect that Amazon will come forward at the rescue of the poor farmers. On the contrary, the multinationals like Amazon, harming the most to the farmers' interests by collecting the produces from the fields at through away prices and selling them in cities at 4/5 times or even at 10 times of their purchasing prices thus multiplying their assets 100 times or more of their investment within a short span of 8 to 10 years. these business houses are not in the field to do social works. However, in their absence, our farmers would not even be able to get whatever they now being paid by these companies, as there are no markets in rural areas for such produces and no system for marketing such produces has been developed by our government during last 70 years.
Until our government take responsibilities for market of other agricultural produces alike the serials & pulses with arrangements for quick marketing of the highly perishable ones and the farmers are completely freed from the clutches of the money lenders, the situation is likely to continue. Incidentally, the comparison of prices for different produces shown in the attached handbill appears to be exaggerated. more