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Talk on "Agriculture in the Era of Farmer's Sucide"



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  • 1. Constitution of India
  • 2. Suicide Figures From where do they come? 9 years 9 years figures figures 1997 to 1997 to 2005 2005 Source Source is is NCRB, NCRB, Government Government of India of India
  • 3. National Crime Record Figures 2008 Report
  • 4. Farmer Suicides Rate Doubled The percentage increases in farm suicides were more than double the increase in non-farm suicides after 1997
  • 5. Concentration of Wealth 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. What 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. Agriculture – How Valuable for 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. But 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. Then Why? Then why we are treating our greatest workforce like this? Is there an agenda? Is there a conspiracy?
  • 10. What’ What’s the Problem? Is State responsible for it? Is this the biggest human rights issue of all times? Who all are behind this?
  • 11. I.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. New Legislation in the Parliament 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. From Where the Money Comes
  • 14. Where Your Money Goes
  • 15. Budget Layout
  • 16. Fertilizers Target 2010- Budget: 2010-2011
  • 17. With all these subsidies how our agriculture is doing?
  • 18. The News is not good
  • 19. But Fertilizers
  • 20. Where are we spending?
  • 21. Where are we going?
  • 22. Indicators
  • 23. But the Reality While Food Production increased 4/5 While Food Production increased 4/5 times; Chemical Fertilizers increased times; Chemical Fertilizers increased nearly 100 folds. Subsidy bill also nearly 100 folds. Subsidy bill also increased by the same rate increased by the same rate
  • 24. This is the Biggest Scam of All Times Biggest Violation of Human Rights of All Times
  • 25. Thank You Questions & Comments