‘Centre cannot wash its hands off farmers’ plight’

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 18th July, 2017

The other type falls under the blue box and are basically Amber Box subsidies but they tend to limit the production. All the poor countries suffering from agricultural crisis should come together at WTO and fight for Pink Box subsidy. Talking about the poor stand of India at World Trade Organization (WTO), he said that US and the European Unions have a very stiff and clear stand about their farmers in WTO. It aimed at guiding the farming community to clearly identify and present their demands.Khandewale highlighted various issues that farmers are facing in Vidarbha and Marathwada. "The demand is to create a new 'Pink' box where subsidy must be given to the farmer as a livelihood support.

Nagpur: The farmers' protest in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh might be seemingly over after the government decided to waive off Rs34,000 crore loan but the troubles for the farming community are far from over.In the wake of several criterion in the loan waiver scheme, an open discussion on 'World trade, farm produce prices and farmers suicides' was arranged by Daxinayan Maharashtra in association with Lokshahi Hakka Samrakshan Samiti and Shetkari Sanghatana led by economist Shrinivas Khandewale at Dhanwate National College on Sunday.

It aimed at guiding the farming community to clearly identify and present their demands.Khandewale highlighted various issues that farmers are facing in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

Talking about the poor stand of India at World Trade Organization (WTO), he said that US and the European Unions have a very stiff and clear stand about their farmers in WTO.

That's why their agriculture sector is so strong.

But when it comes to India, the farmers get very less support."The central government cannot distance itself from the problems of the farmers.


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