Shetkari Sanghatna leader claims that infrastructure the new policy brings with it will help farmers, while NCP that has its stronghold in Mathadi workers and APMCs says they should be consulted first
Tanaji Khot & Abhijit Sathe
Posted On Friday, December 07, 2012 at 09:05:26 AM
Members of the Commission Agents Association on strike at Gultekdi Market Yard
While Pune’s markets have given their nod to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), traders in Vashi’s Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) are dead against the move to introduce FDI in the retail sector.
They claim it is a plan to cripple the agricultural sector and allow world economic powers to have asay in the country’s retail market. Raghunath Patil, leader of the Shetkari Sanghatana, said, “Political parties who are taking a different stands on the FDI are playing vote politics. As India signed the World Trade Organisation agreement, we do not have a choice.”
Patil added that the existing market system has failed as they are centres of exploitation of farmers. APMCs collected revenue for a while through market cess, but they have failed to provide even minimum facilities to farmers. Patil said, “When investment comes into the market, infrastructure for cold storage will come in and be a great help to farmers.
This will stop their produce from perishing and fluctuations in prices will be reduced. It will bring about certainty in the agricultural sector.” The fear political parties have about the existing system disappearing due to FDI is unfounded. “It is similar to Amrutatulyas and vada-pav joints coexisting with three and five-star hotels in the city.”
However, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that has its stronghold among the Mathadi workers and APMCs in the state supported Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector at the Centre but hinted they can take a different stand on the issue in Maharashtra. NCP MLA Shashikant Shinde, Mathadi leader in the Vashi APMC market, said, “FDI has been accepted by the country and states have to decide the details.
After accepting FDI in the retail sector, there will be competition in trading. We are accepting FDI as it is beneficial for farmers, but interests of other sections such as loaders and traders should also be considered.” He also asked how stringent regulation of APMCs on traders could continue when afree hand was given to private players.
“It will be unfair competition and the existing mechanism will collapse. A monopoly of private companies will be established. Then, who will secure the farmers’ interests,” Shinde asked. NCP will implement FDI in the retail sector only after winning confidence of porters.
Besides their opposition to FDI, traders were agitating when the State introduced uniformity in trading commissions across close to 200 APMCs. Traders in Vashi APMC bore the brunt, as their commission dropped for most commodities. A three-day strike to protest this and the move to introduce FDI in the retail sector was organised, but has been called off after the State intervened. A token strike is proposed on Friday.
About 90 per cent of the State APMCs are controlled by NCP. Several APMC traders’ associations are led by NCP men. When asked about the crisis, Shinde said, “The State has sent a circular without a discussion with the community that will be effected by it. When traders decided to strike, the government decided to form a study group.
They should have had a study group first to avoid a crisis like this.” Harish Vasandani, a prominent fruit trader from APMC Vashi gave the example of how the US and Canadian governments ruined India’s pulses-growing farmers in the first half of the decade by pushing in cheap surplus pulses, and selling these at a premium when Indian farmers could not cope.
Traders claim the UPA does not understand that Indian agriculture and the consumer market is different from the West. “Our cultivators are 50 years away from their counterparts.
Average land holdings are small, support from the government in terms of facilities and subsidies is poor and they still do not have as much role in the decision making process as far as market selection and pricing is concerned,” they said.
► It is similar to Amrutatulyas and vada-pav joints coexisting with three and five star hotels in the city
- Raghunath patil, Leader Shetkari Sanghatna
► It will be unfair competition, the existing mechanism will collapse. Who’ll secure farmers’ interests?
This is a clear violation of what the groom did, first off he should be aware that an elephant is a living thing, second of all he should be aware of the laws of using an elephant and last, why can't he hire a house for the procession, in many weddings I had seen, the bride groom always come riding on a house. The government should not made such heinous act of ill treatment of an animal as a misdemeanor, but rather make it as a felony c harge.
Some of the moves and decisions of BCCI are arbitrary and authoritative as they feel that they are too big because of the money power, Not only sahara even others should pull out and teach lesson to BCCI also the Government should exercise control on BCCI transaction and put an end to misuse of the public collected funds to their whims and fancy
This should not only effectively implemented in CMO alone but in most of the other offices attached to ministers. We have seen in the past that even lower rank officers demand several benefits from police/revenue by quoting their CMO clout and get several privileges. I have seen indenting vehicles, accommodation at religious places, seats in prestigious schools/colleges and also run a racketing for getting government employments etc by misusing the name and office of CM and CMO. While taking they should screen and also constant vigilance should be maintained on them regularly otherwise they are the one who bring bad name and leak out the vital information to opposition parties to take advantage
my female dog named chikki died in spaying operation because of the malpractice that is going on in our country..she lost her life because of three insensitive vets..these vets are taking advantage of our love for our pets to mint money bigtime..these monsters operated on her without general anesthesia and without having any required equipments in their so called operation theater..i could hear her screams..she died on the operating table..how are these heartless lowlife creatures that are butuchering such innocent creatures practising for 30 years in this inhumane way..i have filed FIR and complained at Veterinary Council of India..i am doing all i can do in my capacity..speak for these innocent beings that cannot speak for themselves..be their voice..take notice..stop this crime
Having learned person as a sanskrit prof why do they do such kind of activities.Sanskrit will teach a morality to a person to be in integrity and honesty.
If learned Prof does like this, we can imagine by a general citizens who has not learned so much.
Our taxing and legal system is very harsh on those who do not manipulate the records and submit proper account, on the other hand several hundred businessmen having no ethical values swindle money by making false declaration and fabrication of documents. While no one is against the Income for issuing notice, it is very sad that they do not act against the violators of rules and their main target for punitive action is small fishes in the salary class and impose fine even for a very small amount of few thousands and where as giants have not paid by finding some comfortable clause in the law beneficial to them, what about the interest for such Hugh defaulted sum of tax ?
Congradulations Chief Minister. Good u are assuming the care of this gardencity We senior Citizens are grateful to have an honest dedicated peoples man to lookafter our needs. Important is to restrict the movement of vehicles, having footpath for peoples to walk and not for parking cars or trader, Over the past 20 years I main I stage Indiranagar has been neglected with the ends of road having uneven culvert and impssible for vehicles and senior citizens to commute Kindly take city foodtpath, roads as your priority. IT industries have spoiled under BJP and JDS rules. we ned your kind help to build the OLD Garden city of Bangalore. KIndly encourage trees to be planted in each raod as initial step. We respect your great eforts till now and continue to support your cause to give clean govt. u have made excellent selection of ministers wwho are persons of honesty and intigrity BEST OF LUCK AND LONG LIFE TO U ALL maragasahayam nataraj
No light sensors costs more than Rs. 2.50. I am an electronics engineer for the past 30 years and I have built many sensors like this.
With other signal conditioning circuits, the cost will not be greater than Rs. 250/-. I can prove this.
I do not know how the bloated up cost of Rs. 25000/- per senor has been reported in your paper.
A photosynthetic sensor will cost http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/sensors/photosynthetic-light which is NOT required for this application.
There is some bright ideas behind this wasteful expenditure.
The article just took me back to my younger days in 1980s. Even three decades back similar situation existed. I too was a victim, without knowing scientific name mentioned in the report, especially in swimming pools. Later on i learnt to live with it. But i used to counter attack the one who bullied though ending up physically abused. Moreover, i used to have few good friends around to protect or to ease stress in such times. Abhishek might not have been so lucky, to have friends to say nothing wrong with it. Sad loss to his parents.
My sincere condolence to the parents, it is sad to loose a child and it is really painful. Such kids who bullied others do not have a heart nor they do not feel remorse on what they are doing, most feel that this is some joke and fun do act to bully others in order to be the so called popular in schools. The government of Karnataka should make a harsh strict laws to combat bullying and not to try such kids as minors, but rather try them as an adults. Schools today must combat such heinous act like bullying and must black list such kids who indulged in bullying for life and should not be allowed to continue in any schools.
No individual ia above the party and the people in the state know DKS, Roshan baig, Ibrahim and few others who have looted the state while they were ministers in the Congress led governments and perhaps they though the memories of the people is short and have forgotten. Today the hyperactive visual and print media remind people all the misdeeds, statements said by the leaders while in/out of power and it is repeatedly exposed by them. It is a correct decision not to include who have cases against them and also the MLCs they are elected by the people and most of them have back door entry and why should they be inducted as ministers- They are in fact enjoy several privileges of the Government even though they contribute negligible to the people of the state
very unfortunate that a 16 year old had to die like this. Being an anaesthesiologist myself, I can not believe how, in this era of monitoring everything, a kid could die like this! very incompetent doctors. A post mortem could have answered the question of how he died.
Well done Sumanth,
Congratulations on achieving a milestone in your career.Electronics Engineer you are for sure!I am an OC of the 1972 batch and did my engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1978.Persevere and thou shalt reap!!
Good Luck and hope to hear of your continued success again.Take care of that eye problem.There are good eye hospitals such as Shankar Netrayalaya in Chennai/Aditya Jyot in Mumbai.