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Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

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Postby janagiramanpp@yahoo.com » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:57 am

my idea is other way around,By allocating more resources to rural infrastructure , in long run we can reduce subsidies.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby saikatbhowmick@ymail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:22 am

No, certainly not. Presently Inflation is very much high in food articles. If subsidies are cut here, they will go further up, if food is out of rich of rural people, no infrastructural development will be helpful. Rather it will harm the growth of urban India too.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby saikatbhowmick@ymail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:23 am

No, certainly not. Presently Inflation is very high in food articles. If subsidies are cut here, they will go further up, if food is out of rich of rural people, no infrastructural development will be helpful. Rather it will harm the growth of urban India too.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby Manasvimahalwar@yahoo.co.in » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:07 am

Yes we should REMOVE the Subsidies on the FERTILIZERS because this subsidie has encouraged the farmer to use more and more fertlizer in thier field whcih has caused the lost of productivity of the land in long run and polltion of the ground water (clearly manifested symptoms in punjab after the green revolution) , these poolution in ground water is affecting the human bein too. Also the harmful feritlizer cause more harm then benefit to us as manifested recently in case of endosulfan (Image) in kerela.

Therefore we should remove the subsidies on the chemical fertilizer and encourage our farmer to use more organic fertilizers and we should NOT look for second green revolution instead we should look for Genetic revolution on our country. We should encourage the research to develop more genetic crop which are suitable for our country. I understand that this change is not possible over night and also it will give its fruit in long run but we should also see from our past and current experience and wisdom that science has help us to have that this is the only path for the sustainable development if we want continuous and proper supply of food for ourselves as well as the coming generation. The population pressure is increase every second in our country and we have our socio-economic constraint to control it therefore we should ensure that our counter measure are in place before the storm arrive. Regarding the finance for the research, we can arrange it piece by piece in the amount allocated for the subsidies of fertilizer.


Regarding the Food subsidies, yes we should CONTINUE with FOOD SUBSIDIES because in our country 65-70 % population live in rural area and I guess 30% are landless farmer who depend on the seasonal job. Therefore definitely we need subsidies on the food to ensure every Indian citizen do not die of hunger. But to make our system more intact and remove malpractice in the PDS system we should club it with ADHAR to ensure the targeted section ripped the benefit.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby Manasvimahalwar@yahoo.co.in » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:11 am

Yes we should REMOVE the Subsidies on the FERTILIZERS because this subsidie has encouraged the farmer to use more and more fertlizer in thier field whcih has caused the lost of productivity of the land in long run and polltion of the ground water (clearly manifested symptoms in punjab after the green revolution) , these poolution in ground water is affecting the human bein too. Also the harmful feritlizer cause more harm then benefit to us as manifested recently in case of endosulfan [img](http://stateofkerala.in/news/img/endosulfan1.jpg)[/img] in kerela.

Therefore we should remove the subsidies on the chemical fertilizer and encourage our farmer to use more organic fertilizers and we should NOT look for second green revolution instead we should look for Genetic revolution on our country. We should encourage the research to develop more genetic crop which are suitable for our country. I understand that this change is not possible over night and also it will give its fruit in long run but we should also see from our past and current experience and wisdom that science has help us to have that this is the only path for the sustainable development if we want continuous and proper supply of food for ourselves as well as the coming generation. The population pressure is increase every second in our country and we have our socio-economic constraint to control it therefore we should ensure that our counter measure are in place before the storm arrive. Regarding the finance for the research, we can arrange it piece by piece in the amount allocated for the subsidies of fertilizer.


Regarding the Food subsidies, yes we should CONTINUE with FOOD SUBSIDIES because in our country 65-70 % population live in rural area and I guess 30% are landless farmer who depend on the seasonal job. Therefore definitely we need subsidies on the food to ensure every Indian citizen do not die of hunger. But to make our system more intact and remove malpractice in the PDS system we should club it with ADHAR to ensure the targeted section ripped the benefit.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby Paulsingh@jadoo.com.au » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:28 am

12fypmgr wrote:Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Farming output has to grow and it need more resources and subsidies and water management in out farming sector. More growth will help GDP growth and lot can be done to our farming. It has to be a topic on its own on how we can bring higher output from our land.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby psaraph@yahoo.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:40 pm

Hello,

The purpose of subsidies was to provide affordable resources to all. However, over time, the subsidies have been misused by those who do not need them. Hence, I have three proposals:

1. Eliminate all subsidies in their current form completely (stop 'saving' the poor)

2. Establish fair pricing for the goods and services offered by the poor (start 'helping' the poor)

a. Establish electronic marketplaces to eliminate the middle men (these do not add any value to the economy except for inducing more corruption)
b. Educate the masses on how-to use these marketplaces (simple, visual, easy to remember training)

3. Provide micro-loans to cover the costs incurred by the poor to create the goods and services ('enable' the poor so that they can stand on their own)
a. Allow private banks to setup micro-loan facilities
b. Establish regulations to ensure that these micro-loans do not end up like the ones in Andhra Pradesh
c. Establish performance criteria for these facilities to stay in business (e.g. % of non-performing loans must be less than 1% of total loans)

The money saved by eliminating subsidies should be redirected to points 2 and 3, either as direct investment by government or as incentives for private sector to develop the infrastructure.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby alpesharma@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:46 pm

i don't think so. cause reducing the fertilizer subsidies will increase the cost of farming where as we have 78% of farmer who has less than 3 acres of land. so instead of that why not we implement some planning in farm.

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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby rajkumar.mishra2010@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:17 pm

This is a considerable option for me. Cutting down on food and fertilizer subsidies will firstly cut down our government spending. the money saved can thus be fruitfully diverted to improving infrasturcture.
Secondly, competition in the food and fertilizer market will be enhanced. Thus, farmers would get better quality fertilizers and at market determined price (preferably a lower price). Government may interfere only in case of very high prices prevailing in the market.
In the long run, better infrastructure will only improve the income of the rural masses and thus their spending on food articles will improve considerably.
Agriculture needs to be competitive for better and increasing productivity for the long run. Rajkumar (MA Eco Student).
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Re: Should we reduce food and fertilizer subsidies to provide more resources for rural infrastructure? If so, how?

Postby younity2010@gmail.com » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:34 pm

Sir, We are agriculture base country and our majority people are farmer about fertilizer subsidies should continues about food this also should continues because we have so many people are below poverty line so that people will not able to afford that but we can change some food distribution system for e g sugar production in Maharashtra but cost same all over India so home production people are also giving same money and other people also in this govt only in loss because cost to travailing is govt taking and that cost a lot.

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