Revival of rural economy
2. But farmers face problems in cities as there is no support to farmers from MCs and bureaucracy. MCs do not facilitate direct selling platforms for fruit and vegetable farmers that can cut middlemen and contain food inflation.
3. In Chandigarh, small and marginal farmers have been selling fruits and vegetables direct to customers in Kisan Mandis. It is closed due to pandemic. Now farmers do not come to their capital city to sell their produce direct to consumers due to fear of hefty challans. Because MC has not allocated any space to the farmers in the city without which it is encroachment, a violation of High Court order.
4. As such the local farmers are bound to sell their produce in Chandigarh periphery towns, 15 KMs away from the city and the middlemen benefit from this, as middlemen sell same produce to Chandigarh. Due to this, the consumers have to pay 200%-300% extra for the same vegetables.
5. No 2 Grain, fruit and vegetable market in Sec 39 Chandigarh outside city having ample open space with a big shed to maintain social distancing is lying unused. This can be used by the farmers to sell their produce direct to costumers during this pandemic, if permitted by the administration and organized by MC.
6. Suggestions are:
(a) Do away with the registration of farmers in cities and allow them to sell their produce anywhere to anyone
(b) MCs should facilitate direct selling platforms to the farmers in cities
(c) The hassle-free movement to farmers across the country without any harassment by MC and police officials except for security checks
(d) One nation one Kisan ID card
(d) Market fee if any be charged daily because farmers sell their produce for a short duration
(e) Open Kisan Mandis for selling of Fruit and vegetables more
Similarly, in the national life, the Farmer is the King and a Farmer's produce cannot be treated as hypothetical but to be hypothecated to the Nation.
In my opinion, like our civil administrative services, Farming should be declared a statutory civil service and all registration-eligible Farmers should be paid monthly Salary for carrying out farming works including marketing. more
Hence what is sold at Rs. 10 at the farmgate would easily be sold for Rs. 30 to Rs. 40 or even more in the air-conditioned retail store.
Nothing comes free. Someone has to pay for it. more
STCs in States , DTCP , UDAs also grossly FAILED
Decentralisation Though realised as the ultimate need , Governments grossly ignored
THIS LETHARGIC NATURE RESULTED IN ::
1. Increasing Hikking Price Raise of Essential commodities
2. Lack of Basic Essentials like Water and Drainage AND FOR THIS MULTIPLYING GIVT INVESTMENTS TO PROVIDE THIS LIVELIHOOD INFRA
3. Human Crowding causing Pollution
4. Increasing Cost of Living , Residential Housing , Education , Policing
5. This gross negligence of Prime Factors of LIFE ARTICLE 21 INDEED IS ANTI CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIRING DRASTIC REFORMS , REGULATIONS AND UNDILUTED PUNISHMENTS TO THE Stakeholders . more
In Gujarat, Municipal Corporations / Nagarpalikas have built special sheds for farmers to sell vegetables. However, farmers do not go there. They do not want to come to city or Taluka Place to sell their produces. They sell their produces to middlemen/vegetable vendors and they are ok.
This is the problem, which results in huge price difference between a farmer gets and a common man pays for a particular product.
People are also responsible, to some extent, that they do not want to go to such vegetable market as it is little bit far off. They want to purchase vegetable from a vendor who supplies at their door step.
All government efforts will not give fruitful results unless mindset of farmers, also, changed with changed environment. more