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India ranks 65th out of 88
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I.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on Food
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Where are we going?Where are we going?Where are we going?Where are we going?
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  1. 1. Constitution of IndiaConstitution of IndiaConstitution of IndiaConstitution of India
  2. 2. Suicide FiguresSuicide FiguresSuicide FiguresSuicide Figures From where do they come?From where do they come?From where do they come?From where do they come? 9 years figures 1997 to 2005 Source is NCRB, Government of India 9 years figures 1997 to 2005 Source is NCRB, Government of India
  3. 3. National Crime Record FiguresNational Crime Record FiguresNational Crime Record FiguresNational Crime Record Figures 2008 Report2008 Report2008 Report2008 Report
  4. 4. Farmer Suicides Rate DoubledFarmer Suicides Rate DoubledFarmer Suicides Rate DoubledFarmer Suicides Rate Doubled The percentage increases in farm suicides were more than double the increase in non-farm suicides after 1997
  5. 5. Concentration ofConcentration ofConcentration ofConcentration of WealthWealthWealthWealth India's total income tax assesses figure is a 3.5 crore taxpayers. Of these, only 85,000 people have a declared annual income of more than Rs 10 lakh
  6. 6. What Drives the EconomyWhat Drives the EconomyWhat Drives the EconomyWhat Drives the Economy Only 1% of people have ever invested in the share market. Major share-holdings is concentrated in less than 0.1% of investors
  7. 7. AgricultureAgricultureAgricultureAgriculture –––– How ValuableHow ValuableHow ValuableHow Valuable for Indiafor Indiafor Indiafor India India work force consist of 52 crores Out of which 60% directly work in agriculture [ Industry - 12% : services - 28% : unemployment 6.8%] Agriculture still remains the dominant sector that employs almost two thirds of people unemployed. It has acquired 29.4 percent of India's GDP, employs over 67% of people and has occupied 43% of India's geographical area.
  8. 8. But StillBut StillBut StillBut Still India ranks 65th out of 88 countries on the 2009 Global Hunger Index with worse under- nutrition rates than nearly 25 Sub- Saharan African countries. How did we reach here?
  9. 9. Then Why?Then Why?Then Why?Then Why? Then why we are treating our greatest workforce like this? Is there an agenda? Is there a conspiracy?
  10. 10. WhatWhatWhatWhat’’’’s the Problem?s the Problem?s the Problem?s the Problem? Is State responsible for it? Is this the biggest human rights issue of all times? Who all are behind this?
  11. 11. I.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on FoodI.P.R. on Food What role IPR on Foods have to play in this? Is Indian IPR/Patents a Myth? Are our research institutions being cheated? Commercial exploitation/ licensing of Indian IPR/ Patents is just 0.5% of the patents registered. Who Gains? Who benefits?
  12. 12. New Legislation in theNew Legislation in theNew Legislation in theNew Legislation in the ParliamentParliamentParliamentParliament What is our Parliament trying to do? Who will gain out of our new legislation? The Seed Act, BRAI, etc. Why IP on Seeds, Subsidy on Fertilizers, GM Crop, etc. the main focus of the Government? Is there a conspiracy to control hunger?
  13. 13. From Where the Money ComesFrom Where the Money ComesFrom Where the Money ComesFrom Where the Money Comes
  14. 14. Where Your Money GoesWhere Your Money GoesWhere Your Money GoesWhere Your Money Goes
  15. 15. Budget LayoutBudget LayoutBudget LayoutBudget Layout
  16. 16. Fertilizers TargetFertilizers TargetFertilizers TargetFertilizers Target Budget: 2010Budget: 2010Budget: 2010Budget: 2010----2011201120112011
  17. 17. With all these subsidies howWith all these subsidies howWith all these subsidies howWith all these subsidies how our agriculture is doing?our agriculture is doing?our agriculture is doing?our agriculture is doing?
  18. 18. The News is not goodThe News is not goodThe News is not goodThe News is not good
  19. 19. But FertilizersBut FertilizersBut FertilizersBut Fertilizers
  20. 20. Where are we spending?Where are we spending?Where are we spending?Where are we spending?
  21. 21. Where are we going?Where are we going?Where are we going?Where are we going?
  22. 22. IndicatorsIndicatorsIndicatorsIndicators
  23. 23. But the RealityBut the RealityBut the RealityBut the Reality While Food Production increased 4/5 times; Chemical Fertilizers increased nearly 100 folds. Subsidy bill also increased by the same rate While Food Production increased 4/5 times; Chemical Fertilizers increased nearly 100 folds. Subsidy bill also increased by the same rate
  24. 24. This is theThis is theThis is theThis is the Biggest Scam of AllBiggest Scam of AllBiggest Scam of AllBiggest Scam of All TimesTimesTimesTimes Biggest Violation ofBiggest Violation ofBiggest Violation ofBiggest Violation of Human Rights of AllHuman Rights of AllHuman Rights of AllHuman Rights of All TimesTimesTimesTimes
  25. 25. Thank YouThank YouThank YouThank You Questions & Comments

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