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DNA Special: Farmers’ protest being misled by political parties for vested interest?

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A few days in the past, we had spoken about how the farmers’ agitation was being hijacked by the pro-Khalistan supporters and political events. However this information didn’t go down effectively with a bit of people that trolled and declared us anti-farmers. Nevertheless, the reality is that Zee Information has typically raised points associated to farmers and hailed their contribution in direction of the event of the nation.

Immediately we once more stand in assist of the farmers and don’t need the agitation to be hijacked by Khalistan terrorists and political events. 

How the Khalistan is taking up the agitation will be gauged from the truth that one of many tractors on the protest web site on the Singhu border had the portray of AK47 rifle. Surprisingly the tractor didn’t bear any quantity plate and the driving force is but to be traced.

1000’s of protesting farmers have camped in Delhi and need to protest exterior the parliament. The federal government has, nevertheless, not given them permission to date on account of which the farmers have determined to seal 5 entry factors to the nationwide capital Delhi. The farmers say they’ve stocked meals gadgets and necessities which is able to assist them proceed the agitation for 4 months. 

The farmers have already closed the Singhu border and Tikri border. Whereas the variety of farmers on the border connecting Ghaziabad and Delhi has began to extend on account of which it has been partially closed. Other than this, preparations are additionally being made to shut Delhi-Jaipur freeway and Delhi-Agra Freeway.

In the meantime, the central authorities has assured the farmers of unconditional negotiation with the farmers which is scheduled to be held on December 3.

In reality, the farmers have clarified that they won’t permit any political occasion to share the platform with them. However trying on the path through which this motion is headed, it appears that evidently political events, anti-national parts and overseas forces need to hijack this motion.

That is evident from the truth that calls for to permit genetically modified (GM) crops have begun to develop among the many protesting farmers regardless of a ban of the manufacturing of such crops. By elevating such calls for, it’s clear that overseas corporations are additionally making an attempt to instigate the protesting farmers for his or her egocentric good points.

The farmers have been demanding two main issues, the primary is to not abolish the MSP mounted by the federal government yearly for grains and the second is to let the federal government mandis perform.

However the reality is that the federal government neither needs to abolish the MSP neither is there any provision within the new agricultural legal guidelines to take away mandis.

Based on a 2016 report, the typical month-to-month earnings of farmers in India is just 6 thousand 400 rupees, which signifies that their common annual incomes is just 77 thousand rupees. In our nation, 86 p.c farmers fall underneath the class of small farmers, that’s, they’ve lower than 5 hectares of land.

At current, solely 0.39 p.c of the farmers in India are eligible to pay earnings tax. And these farmers have, on common, no less than 15 hectares of land. However are you aware that almost all of those individuals are not actual farmers however they’re those that on the pretext of proudly owning farms declare earnings tax advantages. These embody large film stars, politicians and industrialists.

Based on a report, the typical debt on 52 p.c of Indian farmers is Rs 1 lakh 4 thousand. That’s, the farmers have extra debt than the typical annual earnings.

Within the 12 months 2019 alone, greater than 10,000 farmers dedicated suicide within the nation. And most of those farmers had been unable to repay the debt. Resulting from middlemen, our farmers get solely 10 to 23 p.c of the market worth of any grain.

India is an agricultural nation. However India’s share within the export of agricultural merchandise on this planet is simply two and a half p.c.

Most significantly, 38 p.c of the present Lok Sabha MPs are farmers. It’s shocking that one in each three MP in India is a farmer however the farmers are pressured to protest.

The agitating farmers worry that the federal government goes to finish the MSP system, however this isn’t true in any respect. The federal government has said within the nation’s Parliament that it has no plans to abolish the MSP. No authorities can flip again from what was stated or promised in Parliament. If this occurs, a authorized case will be introduced in opposition to the federal government and the federal government might fall.

However right here the federal government ought to give authorized recognition to MSP in the identical manner as MRP has. As a result of if a packet of chips or a bottle of chilly drink will be bought within the nation at MRP and a sure revenue can attain the industrialists, then why the worth of the crop of the farmers can’t be mounted.

Bt the truth is that solely 6 p.c of India’s farmers are capable of promote their crops at MSP. Near 94 p.c of the farmers should promote their crops at even decrease costs.

Due to this fact, some consultants say that as an alternative of MSP, the federal government ought to begin giving 10 thousand rupees per hectare of land to farmers. The price of implementing will probably be round 1 lakh 97 thousand crores all around the nation which is nearly equal to the expenditure on MSP.

In India, the MSP doesn’t but have constitutional assure standing. However nonetheless, the federal government buys crops from farmers on MSP yearly. There was a requirement for a very long time that the federal government give constitutional standing to the MSP. Since independence, there have been 15 Prime Ministers in India and the Congress or its supporting events dominated for nearly 54 years. However no steps had been ever taken on this path. 

From 1979 to 1980, Chaudhary Charan Singh was the Prime Minister of India, he himself was a giant chief of the farmers however even then MSP didn’t get a constitutional standing.

At any time when elections are held in India, governments promise to extend MSP or announce mortgage waiver. Till this 12 months, 11 states have waived off farm loans value thousands and thousands of rupees. Yearly new schemes are introduced to enhance the situation of the farmers and aid packages are given. However the situation of the farmers has remained the identical.

Farmers have regularly develop into a political situation for leaders. Within the identify of farmers, large rallies occur within the nation however there isn’t a concrete consequence.

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