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Re: #FarmersProtest There is a great deal of ignorance and misinformation about the freedoms currently available to Indian farmers and big business houses., even before the #farmLaws were dreamt up by the #ModiGovt that is causing so much turmoil in India.
Take one example. When McDonald's (NYSE: MCD; Market Cap USD 158 Bn) opened in India, they found the Indian potato was not the right kind for their french fries. The Govt did not allow the import of American or European potatoes. What did they do?
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McDonald India went to the enterprising Indian farmer and did a deal "Grow this variety of potato, to these specs and we'll guarantee to pay this price and what's more we'll pick up your crop come what may". No #mandis no #APMC. #ContractFarming with guarantees.
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4/ag Here's a solution for "experts on everything" looking for political solutions: Central Govt should #abolish the #APMC Act and the #ECA, along with the 3 new agri laws, and leave every State to make own Agricultural laws. Then they'll be responsible/ accountable to voters!
5/ag Subject to proviso, that States cannot stop inter-state trade in agricultural goods, which framers of the constitution, correctly put under Union Govt's purview. Nor can States force CG to take any action which is responsibility of State, nor obstruct anything in Union list!
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Disagree !
1) Set a limit on #MSP purchase say 5Mn tonnes .
2) Ensure all of it is purchased directly from #Farmers via #ContractFarming for @FCI_India .
3) Ensure the contracts go only to #Farmers having 5acres or less land with a total asset calculation of less than ₹10Lakh.
#MSP is necessary to uplift the downtrodden small #Farmers & hence should not be abolished . What is necessary is reformation of the system to cut out the #APMC via direct Contracts by @FCI_India under a @Amul_Coop like cooperative model to directly acquire grains from farms .
The govt of #India needs to reform @FCI_India as well , turn it from a PDS feedstock storage to a true #food corporation that can be used to sell FCI branded flour & Rice directly to consumers on market prices under the @kvicindia model .
Expand to other foods as well.
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#कृषिबिल के विरोध में बैठे
#विपक्षी_दल😠😠😠 और #राजनेताओं😠😠😠

अब तुम्हारी ही #याददाश्त को #10वर्ष पीछे ले जाकर
सत्ता में रहने के दौरान आपका #कालखंड ही याद दिलाना चाहता हूँ
कृपया पोस्ट के साथ ये दोनों #संलग्न_पत्र ध्यान से देखिए
एवं पढ़िये👇👇👇
जिनमें से एक पत्र दिल्ली की भूतपूर्व मुख्यमंत्री #स्व0शीला_दीक्षितजी को एवं दूसरा पत्र #मध्य_प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री #शिवराजसिंह_चौहानजी को लिखा गया था।
जो #काँग्रेस😠 के सत्ता में रहते हुए #वर्ष2010 में तत्कालीन #कृषिमंत्री #शरदपवार😠द्वारा देश भर के मुख्यमंत्रियों को लिखा गया था।
जिसमें तत्कालीन #कृषिमंत्री एपीएमसी(#APMC) में #संशोधन कर #निजी_सेक्टर को #किसानों से सीधे खरीद करने का समर्थन करते दिखाई दे रहा है।
#काँग्रेस😠 के संग सत्ता में रहते हुए #राजनीतिकदल😠और #नेता😠 जो आज #विपक्ष में बैठकर इस #कृषिबिल का #विरोध कर रहे हैं...😠😠😠
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This is a #revolutionary #reform of the #agriculture #sector, which will help farmers and hurt middle men & their political partners who share in monopoly rents. I have observed hints of this rent seeking in decision process of the Committee of Secretaries on prices!
2/ru Don't let vested interests mislead u by red herring of Usery (which is banned since 1918). That's a separate issue which was addressed by bank nationalization, DFIs, setting up of NBFCs and the proliferation of micro finance institutions(MFIs bankbazaar.com/personal-loan/… )
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My thread on historic #FarmBills by @narendramodi govto unshackle farmers from monopolistic #APMCs&give them freedom of price discovery,rebuts flimsy allegations

It also highlights why most farmers' protests are concentrated in Punjab

How Modi broke,the wily #Arhatiya system👇
* govt to
Do #AgricultureBills remove MSP? No!Do Bills remove Procurement by FCI?No

Do #FarmBills tamper with PDS?No

There are 6900 APMCs now,with each #APMC catering to 300-400 villages;The Bills will create new #TradeAreas that will not replace but compete with APMCs,hence the protests
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Defanging #APMCs mean👇

Farmers can sell directly to processors,at price they wish to,with no middlemen

Farmers can sell beyond Notified Mandi

#MSP to continue

#TradeCartelisation to end

@narendramodi gov creating single #AgriMarket
My Oped @firstpost
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While @HarsimratBadal_ has politicised the issue,#Punjab,an @INCIndia ruled State,is one of the few States that already allows #ContractFarming,in select commodities,to farmers,via separate State legislation..So opposition to #FarmBills by Congressis&Akalis,is not about Farmers!
Are #Akalis opposed to #FarmBills of @narendramodi govt,as these Bills once they become Acts,will strip Mandi Traders,wily Commission Agents,Food Processors,Exporters&Marketing Committees of #APMCs,of the brazen power they wield,forcing farmers to sell their produce,dirt cheap?😑
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Shiromani Akali Dal will never compromise on the issue of Minimum Support Price & Assured Marketing for farmers' produce, especially for paddy & wheat. We have already ensured that the present assured marketing and MSP regime for farmers produce will continue. 1/3

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Federalism and interests of the Panth, Punjab & farmers form the four pillars on which the edifice of @Akali_Dal_ stands, and there will never be any compromise on any one of these. No sacrifice is too high for us for protecting these pillars through peaceful democratic ways. 2/3 Image
Punjab CM @capt_amarinder today lied in broad daylight on the issue of the #APMC. He has in fact already given his assent to the main provisions of the Act on August 14, 2017. Now the only thing he will be remembered for after 2022 is the withdrawal of free power to farmers. 3/3 Image
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