Profteering off the farmers
Had one of my uncles who is a farmer in andhra visit me yesterday.
The price at which he sells mango is 10 rupees a kg. Big basket sells same mango for 110 rupees a kg.
So much so for being fair to the farmer.
Can the Govt do something about this? more
Best, dear Ms Anshu, would be for you to let members know of the contact particulars of this farmer, assist him in marketing his product by taking orders and arranging that deliveries are punctual. Let him charge 30, 40 or even 50 rupees per kg.
That way it would help both the farmer and well as the consumer..........the middlemen would be eliminated.
This system is being followed by others too in selling their apples straight from their farms. The same could be applied to help your farmer uncle. more
The age old marketing system with its debt traps and compulsory sale to the debt givers and captive big players like reliance, more , such super markets groups and independent monopoly of big middle men which is existing since ages cannot be routed out .Inspite of farmer markets only middlemen are in the farmers markets with wrong ids and bribery of market officials from civil supplies dept has caused havoc to the common consumer and producers . more
Mr. Ganesan Raman has not read what I wrote in this matter. HE IS ASKING ME TO EXPLAIN HOW THE PRICE HAS RISEN FORM 10 TO 110. I would request ....please read properly before making STUPID remarks. more
Let there be cold storage cells of the Govt/ Cooperative bodies closest to the centers of agriculture produce in villages, remove the intermediate chain of profit makers, let the Big Basket & other retail stores purchase the fruits & vegetables direct from these cooperative bodies and supply to the end consumer on/ off line. Profit margins may be pre-fixed in such a manner that both the producer & the end consumer stand to gain. For example, if the mangoes produced in Andhra are to be sold at DELHI, the farmer should receive Rs 20/- per KG from the cooperative stores and the end consumer may not pay more than Rs 50/- per KG. Balance Rs 30/- per KG, which is a big amount (when the initial purchase is of the order of 10000 to 30000 KG), can be legitimately apportioned between the cooperative bodies and the end seller (who has to include his logistics cost).
Are the economists in our country unable to solve this riddle or there are some political compulsions which prohibit the launch of such initiatives by the Govt. But a solution does exist which makes the farmer rich, the business entities to remain profitable and the end consumer pay what is reasonable. more