Discussion in 'Economy & Infrastructure' started by ani82v, Jul 23, 2012.
People starve as grains rot; UPA unmoved
How else can the trading community be kept happy and rich so that they can contribute generously to the election funds?
Less in the market means more money in the pocket - skyrocketing prices!
In this I totally agree with Sharad Pawar. You just cannot distribute the rotting extra grain, without the necessary infrastructure nor without any well thought of policy to implement this.
If it is done in an ad hoc manner the grain will end up with a few people who will play the market with it. It will never reach the real beneficiary.
Already we have cases where most of the states are not lifting their full quota of PDS grains. They want the Central Govt. to foot the Transport tab in full.
The twin policies of MSP and food grain distribution cannot coexist peacefully.
Fodder shortage may hit milk production: Pawar
Fodder shortage may hit milk production: Pawar - Yahoo! News India
Could not the grains declared 'unfit for human consumption' be used as fodder substitute and distributed?
I might add that what is 'unfit for human consumption' maybe fit from animal consumption, after due tests clearing the same as fit for animals.
If there is excess grains, shouldn't the market price go down so much so that it becomes affordable automatically to poor without any Govt intervention. Without any need of MSP/PDS.
another form of fabian socialist population control method, deny the people food and make them beg for basic needs
If PDS had worked then to a large extent inflation would have been dented. the poor would have got the food grains at a reasonable price and would not have to resort to buying from the open market.
Yes the 'unfit for human consumption' grain can be diverted for cattle feed, but such is the sloth and laziness of our bureaucracy that they will not take a decision till the grains are not fit to be consumed even by cattle.
Second point, Baramati has turned out to be a big center of dairy production. If the AM is talking up the milk prices then you know who is the biggest gainer.
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