Dealers phase demonstration at a krishi mandi in town on Friday
JAIPUR: Around 247 krishi mandis of Rajasthan staged protest on Friday from the Centre’s new policy’one state , 1 marketplace’.
Dealers alleged that this is a discriminatory policy which will influence their company. But, farmers in the country have stated that this coverage will enable them to market their merchandise on greater rates in the marketplace without giving commission into the middlemen. On June 5, 2020, the Centre issued an ordinance’The Farmers’ Create Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020′. Under this ordinance, the authorities allowed farmers to run inter-state and intra-state exchange and internet trading platform too without being reliant on the farmers market.
Each of the mandis in the country were closed down Friday and businessmen gathered chanting slogans against the ordinance. Businessmen alleged they will incur enormous loses because of the.
Babulal Gupta, chairman, Rajsathan Khadya Padarth Vyapaar Sangh stated,”This really is a complete discriminatory coverage of this Centre. Under this ordinance, from today onwards, a farmer don’t need to market his goods in mandi but has the potential to enter open industry. Therefore, it means that anybody can start a store beyond the mandi without paying’mandi taxation’ or’mandi charge’. This may benefit the businessmen out but we’ll confront significant loses.”
But, when TOI contacted farmers, the bulk of these are in favour of the policy. Farmers explained that this may end the years of manipulation they’ve been confronting in the mandis.
“This can help us eliminate the middlemen who used to work for commission and might take our produce cheaper rate but might sell it at greater cost. This coverage is really enabling the farmers and individuals protesting that it’s the person who believes their monopoly will end,” explained Mithalal Meena, a farmer in Sawai Madhopur.
Similar opinions were voiced by Manilal Labana, president of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh from Barmer. “Protest are being organised by businessmen for selfish interest. They do not need their monopoly to finish and keep earning profit on the bet of farmers. In the time of drafting of this ordinance, we sent our our content with the outcomes.”