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PK/3J/5.00

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (CONTD.): .... there has been a little increase in the prices of some of the essential items. The Government has taken steps for the purpose of assisting the farmers by way of giving them subsidy. There is market subsidy, that has been given to them. Furthermore, when there is a shortage of wheat in this country, when they found that stocks are being depleted, they are now importing wheat from abroad. There was a lot of hue and cry in this House by some of the senior hon. Members that the Government is importing wheat at a high cost, to which the hon. Agriculture Minister clearly replied in this House explaining how they are importing at a lesser cost. Today, in the market, it is Rs.1050 per quintal. It is known in the market to everybody.

Sir, I want the hon. Minister to take three, four important steps. One is about hoarding-- hoarding of the items of mass consumption by some private people who are in the business. There, I want the Government to be very vigilant and very cautious. They should take all-out efforts to see that the artificial crisis that is being created by the business community by hoarding those essential items, and, thereafter, selling them in the market when the prices rise, is avoided. I want the hon. Minister to consider this aspect.

Secondly, Sir, farmers need support. As far as farmers are concerned, they should be given the required support, because, farmers are not getting enough money from their produce to spend it for agricultural inputs. This has been mentioned by various hon. Members in this House. Therefore, farmers should be given subsidy. As compared to the Western countries, in our country we find that a lot of subsidies that were given by the Government have now been withdrawn. The Government should consider to reassess the situation and try to help the farmers by giving subsidy, because fertilizer subsidy has been withdrawn, seed subsidy has been withdrawn. Therefore, the Minimum Support Price that has been given by the Government for the farmers is not sufficient. I want the hon. Minister to consider that.

My third point is about strengthening the Public Distribution System. In the Public Distribution system, there is a lot of pilferage. Whatever quantities have been demanded by the State Government are being sent by the Central Government. In some of the States, we found that it is not being properly distributed among the people, though it is in the hands of the State Government, and the blame comes on the Central Government. Now we find that in some of the States, suddenly, some popular schemes have been announced by the State Governments. In Tamil Nadu, it has been announced that, "we will give rice at the rate of Rs.2 per kg." The State Government needs...(Interruptions)..

DR. K. MALAISAMY: Let us wait and see...(Interruptions)...

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: But, the people have accepted it.

SHRI C. PERUMAL: Sir....(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, please continue....(Interruptions)... Don't react...(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: I am not responding to him, Sir....(Interruptions)..

SHRIMATI S.G. INDIRA: What about Pondicherry? Are you going to distribute for....(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati Indiraji, Mr. Narayanan is speaking from your party. He can respond, not you...(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, I would like to tell the hon. Members that in our State, Pondicherry, for the people living below poverty line, 10 kg of free rice is being provided every month....(Interruptions).. That was in our manifesto, and we are implementing it. In our State, we are implementing it....(Interruptions)...

SHRIMATI S.G. INDIRA: There are so many people who are below poverty line in India...(Interruptions).. You are in the Government; you just recommend to the Government to distribute throughout India...(Interruptions)...

AN HON. MEMBER: We will also support...(Interruptions)..

SHRIMATI S.G. INDIRA: You are the Ruling Party; so, you should make a recommendation to distribute all over India in a free manner...(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: You tell your colleagues in the NDA. ..(Interruptions).. Why are you asking me? Why are you telling me?

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Hon. Members, now, it is five o'clock. The Half-an-hour discussion will be taken up after the conclusion of this debate...(Interruptions).. Please. The Half-an-hour has been listed, it will be taken up after the discussion is over only. (Followed by 3K/HK)

HK-MCM/3k/5.05

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: When the Tamil Nadu Government announced the scheme for the people who are living below the poverty line, hon. Members have raised the question. The first announcement made by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was that they would implement the scheme. They also worked out the cost factor in that and it is going to be for full five years. You don't worry about it. ..(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You address the Chair so that they will not ..(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Kindly advise them not to interrupt me. ..(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You don't react. You address the Chair. ..(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, the States have to be supported by the Central Government. Sir, the Employment Guarantee Scheme, which has been brought by the Central Government, is a very noble scheme. It is helping the poor people, people who are living below the poverty line. Through that Scheme, the support is being provided to them. These are the various measures that the Government is taking. I would also like to submit before this August house that hoarding and black-marketing and the people who are trying to create artificial crisis have to be dealt with. The farmers have to be supported by the Government by giving them more subsidy so that their cost of production can be reduced. Thirdly, the States have to be supported by the Central Government for the purpose of helping the people who are below the poverty line so that they will not feel the burden of paying more prices for the produce. Apart from that, the Government of India has to strengthen the Public Distribution System by bringing in more items under the Public Distribution System. These are the four suggestions that I would like to submit for the consideration of the hon. Minister. Sir, there should be a regular monitoring by the Government of India through their own machinery to control the prices because, as I observed myself, sometimes proper monitoring is the only solution for controlling the prices of essential commodities. The artificial crisis has to be reduced and the Government of India should see that the prices are maintained properly. Sir, we find that there is a lot of development taking place in this country. Whether it is construction industry, whether it is financial sector, a lot of development is taking place in this country. To avoid this artificial crisis, the Government of India should be vigilant to see that the prices are monitored, controlled and should be within the reach of the common man. For that, I want the hon. Minister to have a monitoring mechanism. With these words, I conclude my speech. Thank you. (Ends)

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (ָӛ) : ֮־֤ ֳ֯ן , ֕ ָָ ָ Ӛ ֲ ָָ ָ֤ ֻ ָ ָ......(־֮֬) ֲ ָ֕ և ָ߮ ָ ֯ ֛և ־ֿ ָ ָ Ù ֮ ӾÙ ָ , ֛ ָ ָ ֻ ֻ ָ֕ .....(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן , ֤ ָ ֓ և ָ ևԅ ãן ֕ ָָ ָ Ӛ פ ָ , þֳ׾ ؓ֟ ֌ ؓ֟ ֌ ׻֋ ֛ ֳ֯ן , ñן ָ , ֜ ߴ֟ ָ ........(3L ָ ֿ:)

GSP-GS/3L/5.10

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ֲ ֟ ֟ ָ߲ ׻֋ ָ֤, י ָ ָ י ֲ ֯ٻִֵ , ׮ֻ פ ֵ this is the worst form of taxation on the poor; the inflation. ֟ ֙ ñן ֛ umbilical ׸֮׿֯ , ֲ-ֲ ָָ ֟ , ߴ֟ ֜ , ֲ ָ ָָ ֟ , ߴ֟ ؓ֟ ֲ-ֲ ֙, ֙ 韾 ָָ ֮ , ֲ-ֲ ߴ֟ ָ ָ ָ Ӥ , ָ ״ ־ , ָָ ٻִֵ פ ֵ օ ֓ , ָ߱ Ӭ֟ , פ , 1991-1996 ֲ ָƸ־ ָָ ֕ Ϭ֮ ӡ ִֵ ׾֢ ӡ , ִֵ , all commodities' annual average rate of inflation was 10.6 per cent; a whopping 10.6 per cent average annual rate of inflation. In 1996-97 to 2000-01, it came down to 5.1 per cent, and, 2001-02 to 2004-05, it was 4.7 per cent. ֲ ָָ , there was a consistent declining trend in inflation. ֤ ֛ , ֳ֯ן , ֵ֤ ֯ ֤ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ָ ֤ ֓ , ֜ ߴ֟ ָ ֵ֤ ӓ ֻ ߟָ ֓ , ֮ ָ֮ , ׻֋ ٻִֵ ֓ ԅ ָָ ֮ ֣, 22 և, 2004 ߴ֟ ׮ֵӡ ֤ ߴ֟ ֮ Յ ָָ ֮ ֬և ׯ֔ ֻ ֮ ֻ ֙ ֮ ָ ֵ , ֮ ׸ և ևә , ָ ֻ ִ ֤ ו ָָ և , ִ ֤ ׻֋ ׬ ָ֮ ֻ ߕ , ֜ ߴ֟ ־օ ֛ ִ ϳ־ , ׮ ֮ ֟ , ֮֟ ֜ ߴ֟ ևؕ ֮ ִ ϳ־ ִ ֤ ָ ָ ־ã ָ ֲ ֤ , ؓ֟ , ֳ֯ן , ָ ñן , ֜ ߴ֟ ׮ֵӡ ֵ, ו֮֟ ׯ֔ ִ -־ã , - ֵ, ™ ֵօ

ָ ֟ , ֮֟ ֲ ָָ ָ ֮ ׻֋ ֛ , ߴ֟ ֮ ָ , ߴ֟ ֮ ָ , ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ ™ , פ ֲָ ״ և ߅ ֳ֯ן , ָָ ָ כ֮  ִ ֮ ֮ ױ , ï ֮֟ ֮ ֯ ӳ߸ ָ ָָ ָ , ֜ ֤ ؓ֟ ָ ױ ָ ָ , ױ ָ ָ ? ִ ß ִ פ , ו֮ ָ ָ ױ , they have not been updated; for not weeks, not for months but for many months and even for over a year. (3 ָ ָ)

SC/SK/5.15/3M

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ָ ֟ , It is specifically mentioned that the prices of copper bars, rods, copper wire and enamelled copper wire have not been updated since September, 2005, January, 2005 and December, 2005 respectively. ֮ ֮ פ ָ ؓ֟ ߅ ױ ׸և , ָ֮ ׮־ ֻ ְ֮ ׯ֔ ֻ ְ֮ ӟָ ׯ֔ ֻ ְ֮ , ו fuel, lights & lubricants , , ְ֮ ֈә ׻֋, ִ ָ֜ , ֛ ָ֜ , ևָ ֵ ӛ ֕ ׮ֵӡ ֵֿ ְ֮ ֜ , ָ֮ ̸֕ ָ֮ ׻֋ ̸֕ , ևָ և ֮ ָ֜ ׯ֔ ֻ , ו֮֟ ֻ ֯ ׮־ ٣ ־ , ִ ָ ױ פ ָ ֙ ָ֜ ׿ֵֻ כߕ , ו ָָ ָ , ִ ָ֜ ֻ֟ ֕ ִ ֤ ָ֮ ו ߴ֟ ֜ ֋ ֮ ָ֮ , ߕ , ӛÙֻ ߴ֟ ֜ ֋ ֵ֤ ָ֮ , ָ ߴ֟ ֜ , ־ֻ ߴ֟ ֜ , ߴ֟ ֜ , ߮ ߴ֟ ֜ ִ ֤ ָ֮ ߅ ߴ ߴ֟ ֜ ִ ֤ ָ֮ ߅ ֻ ֟ ֲ ߕ ߴ֟ ֜ , ְ֮, ָ , ְָ֮ ֯ꌙ֮օ ְ֮ , ָ Ծ־ã ֟־ָ ֮֟ ߴ֟ ֜, ױ ߴ֟ ֜ ְָ֮ ֯ꌙ֮ ֟ ֯ ִ֮ ֮ ֮ , ִֵ ֮֟ כ֙ כ , ؓ֟ ֵ֤ ֮ ֮ Ծ֮ , ו֮֟ ׯ֔ ֻ օ ־֮ , ָ ֮ ֵ, כ֙ , ߴ֟ ָ ׮ֵӡ ֮ ׿ ֋օ ָ ְָ֮ ֯ꌙ֮ ֜օ ָ ָָ , ֟ ٣ ־ þָ ָָ ٙױ׿ֵֻ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ߓ ֲָ ֲָ , ָ֮֕ ֮, ָ֮֕ ֱ׸ , ٻִֵ ֮ , ֕ ־ ׻֋ ָָ օ ֲָ , ָ ٻִֵ ֡ ִ֯ ֟ ָָ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ֜֋ ֲ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ֜ cascading effect , in the economy as a whole. ֲ ֕ ֟ , , ֠ ָ , ָ ֋ ְ֮ ָ, ֜ ߴ֟ ָ ߬ ָ ֛օ ׾ֵ ָ ָָ ֮ ָָ ֮֟ ײ ꌙ ׻ִֵ ֮ߕ ӛ ׸ָߕ ֮ ֜ 75 ָ ֋ ֋ ֻ ӛ ׸ָ , 75 ָ ֋ ߤ ָָ ֱ׸ ֯ ˵ ָ ָ ֻ, ָָ ־ ֮ ױ ױ֙ 4.1 ָ ָ , ײֻ ֻ ־ ׻֋ ֻ ָָ ֙ , ָָ ײ ꌙ ֻ ֮ߕ ָ ֻ (3 ָ ֿ:)

ASC-YSR/5.20/3N

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ... ֮ ֕֙ ָ ָָ ƴ ߲֮ ֨ӟ ֵ֮ ָ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ָ™ߵ ָ֕ ߴ ָ ֻ ֋ ֮ ߲ ֮ ߲ Դָ֤֮ ֟ ָ ׻ִֵ ֮ߕ ָ ֻ֮ ֵ֕, ָ ֕֙ ָ ײ֛ߕ , ׻ִֵ ֮ߕ ֟ߕ ϳ־ Ծ־ã ָ ֛օ ֤ פ ֻ֮ ֻ ߴ֟ , ߕ̻ ߴ֟ , ֯ߕ ߴ֟ ߮ ߴ֟ , ָ ָָ ߴ֟ ֜֋ Ծ־ã ָ ָ ֛ ߴ֟ ߅ ߴ և ָ ãן , ָ ֕ ӡ , ֲ ׾֤ ߓ ָ ֮ ִֵ ״ֻ, ָ֤֟ ָ , - ֟ , ׸֛ ָ ߴ ֮ߕ ָ ָ ֵ ܟ ֵ֟ ߴ ߴ֟ ֳ֯ן , ׯ֔ ָ-ָ ߮ ߴ ߴ֟ ֓ ֚ ןֿ֟ ר , ֓ ֚ ןֿ֟ ߴ ߴ֟ ֕ ӡ ߴ֟ ߴ֟ , -֕ ֮ ֵ , ߮ ֟օ ֻ ָ ߴ֟ , - ֵ ֯ י , ױ ֯ ֋, ߴ֟ ֳ֯ן , ָ ֕ ֲָ ãן ߴ֟ , ָ ֯ ֮ ֵֿ ָ ߴ֟ ꇮ ֜ ֕ ֮׿ֵֻ ֯ ֲָ , և և֠ 14 ֋ ָ ߮ ߟָ ߴ֟ ֮ ןֿ֟ ר , 17 ןֿ֟օ ײ ߙ ֋ ֻ ֮ ר , ןֿ֟օ ֙ 11֋ , ֻ ֮ ר , 22 ןֿ֟օ ִ ֋ , ֮ ר , 30 ָ, 30 per cent in 12 months. ֻ 34 rupees a kilo, ֮ ר , 13 ָ sugar 22 rupees a kilo, ֮ ר , 16 ָ ׯ֔ ֻ ֲ ָ ֮ ֟ և, ߵ ӛָ , ֿ֮ ִ֮ ֟ , ־ ߴ֟ ֟և, ֤ ָ ߮ 23 ֋ ״ֻ , 22 ֋ , ׻ ֵ ֤ ֮֮ߵ ִ ֟ ֻ 60 ֋ , ֵ 150 ֋ , ָ 72 ֋ ֻ 36 ֋ ָ և , ו֮ ֋ essential commodities , ߴ֟ ָ֟ ֮ ר , ָ ֻֻ ֻ֟ ֮ ֻ פ ӳ߸ ִ ֤ ׻֋ ֮ օ , ֯ ֲ ֮֟ ߴ֟ management of food economy, ָ Public Distribution System Fair Price Shops (ֿ: 3Oָ)

NB/3O/5.25

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ָָ ֲָָ ֤ , ׿ֿ ָ ߴ֟ ֜, PDS ִ֬ ִ ֮ ׿ֿ ֯ PDS ֟ ו֋, PDS ֯ ִ֮ ֮ Economic Survey , ִ ֟ ׻ , Economic Survey philosophy , Chief Economic Advisor ֮ ٻִֵ ִ֮ Economic Survey ׾֢ ӡ þֵ ֤ ִ֮ ֟ ־ ֟ , ־֮ ֺ ™ , ٻִֵ ֮ ,  և , ׾֢ ӡ þֵ ֟ ׻֋ ִ ֟ ׻ , ָָ ׾֢ ӡ ֮ ִ ָ ־ã ֮և for management of food economy and public distribution system, ִ ָָ philosophy , Ԯ , minimum support price ִ֟ , procurement , procurement , ָָ ָ carrying costs burden ֟ , ֮ ִ ֕ carrying cost ׻֋ ָָ ָ ֕ ֟ ֮ ײ֛ ׻֋, ֮- ֕ ӛָ פ, ֋ ֌׸ ָ ϳ־ ֛ Economic Survey פ

ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֋ 1999 2006 פ Economic Survey ָ ֟Ԯ , 2002 ֲ ָָ , 64 ״׻ֵ֮ ֕ ָָ ִ օ , ֮ bad food management 64 ״׻ֵ֮ ֕ ָ ִ ִ ֵօ ֲ ӡ ָ , ֟ 1st April buffer stock , buffer stock wheat stock ֮ ֵ, ֻ ֵ? ֯ ׮־ BPL ָ ָ֟ ֜ ֻ և ֯ ֯ ֮ ֻ , April-November, 2004-05 BPL ָ 114 ֕ פ ֵ, ֻ ׸֛ PDS ֙ 98.64 ֵ ָ APL ֙ , ָ ӟ ֙ , ָ welfare schemes ֙ ֯ ֟ ֵ ָ ִֵ ֯ , ӟ , BPL APL , ָ ִֵ welfare schemes ָ֟ ר ֻ ևԅ ӟ ֲֻ֟ 2 ֋ wheat 3 ֋ rice. BPL ָ , ֲֻ ֵ ֟ օ PDS ִ֬ ß ߴ֟ ָ foodgrains ֲֻ ֮ ־ã ֮ , ֕ ָ ָָ և welfare ׻֋ ־ã ֮ , ָָև ֲ Food for Work Programme ָ ֓ , ָ ָ ֮ ִ פ , ָ ֲ ֤ ֓ , ִ ׻֋ ֮ ֻ פ , ֮ foodgrain פ , ָָ Ԯ , philosophy carrying costs ׻֋, ײ֛ ׻֋, MSP ֟ ֜ֆꅠ 3P/AKG ָ ֿ:

AKG-RSS/3P/5.30

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ֋֯, ״׮ִִ ֯ և ֲֻ֟ ? ״׮ִִ ֯ և ֲֻ֟ ֯ ָ ִ , ֮ ־֮ ָ ָ ָ֕ ײ , ״׮ִִ ֯ և ָ ָߤ ׻֋ ָ ָ ? ָ ײ כÙ֮ Ù ו֮֟ ֺ , ֲֻ ֟ , ָߤ ֟ ֱ ֲֻ֟ ߛߋ ׻֋ ָߤ , ֱ ֲֻ֟ ֲֻ֟ ֮ ״ֻꅠ ָָ ֕ ָ֟ ֻ פ ֳ֯ן , ָ֟ ֻ֮ ֤ ׸ãן ֮ ? ֕ ֻ -- 60 70 ߙ ꌵ , ױ , ָ 60 -70 , ߴ֟, ֜ ֮ ֮ ָߤ , Ù׻ֵ 5 ׻ֵ ִ ֻ ֮ ߙ Ù׻ֵ ֵօ ֤ 35 , 40 , 50 , 60 , ױ ֮ ֋, ֵ֟ , ָ֮ ָָ 35 ָߤ ָ , 3.5 ״׻ֵ֮ օ ֙ , , ׻֋ 60 ָߤ ֛ ֙ , ֙ ? ֳ֯ן , ֙ ׻֋ , ׯ֔ ״׮ִִ ֯ և ֵ֜ ִ ß ֵ֜օ ׻֋ ֕ ָ ֮ ֮ ֤ ߴ֟ ״ֻ , ָָ ? ֻ ִõ , ָ ׻֋ ֕ ֮ ײ֛ ׻֋ ָָ Ծ־ã ֣ ֻ־֛ ֮ ָ ֕ , ֻ ֮֟ ֲ ָ כÙ ָ ֓ , ֕ ו֮֟ ׸ , ֳ֯ן , ֱ ֕Ù ָָ ָ ױ ߙ ֮ ֛ , ֱ ׸ ־ 녠 ׸ ֣ ֮ ׌ֵָ ߻ ֮֓ ׻֋, ï™ ֲ ָָ ׸ ߙ ָߤ ׻֋ ָָ Phyto-sanitary requirements , ֣ compromise ִ߸ ֟ Phyto-sanitary requirements , relaxations פ, ׸ פ פ , , ӟ™ ׌ֵָ ߻ , ָ , פօ ֮ Դָ֤֮ effort ֯ ׸ ׯ- , և , ־֮Դ ׻ ֟ , , ָ ֮ ָև , ֮ ָ֓ Ӆ ֳ֯ן , ִ֟ ָָ ׻֋ ִԮ ָ ֟ ו ׸ãן ָָ ߙ , ו ׸ãן ׿ֿ ׸ ߙ ֋, ֮֟ ָ ן ִԮ ֵ 6 ֻ ָָ , ֮ ָ ֻ , ߙ , և օ ָ ָָ , ֮ , ֮ ֯ ָ ֤ ָָ և , ׸֟Ԯ ֵ? ֕ ֻ ֛ ֵ? ָ ָ ֮ ֵ? ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֮֟ 2002-03 ֛ ٳ ֛ , ֛ ٳօ ֮ ֛ ٳ ֲֻ օ ߴ֟ ֜, ֮ ֜ ߅ ֕ ٳ ָָ ־ ָ ֮ ֛ satisfactory ֜ ֤ What is this paradox! !

(3/֋֋ ָ ֿ:)

3Q/HMS-MKS/5.35

ֿ־ӟ ֮ (֟) : ? ׾֛֮ ֲֻ֟ ֳ֯ן , ֟ כ ֓ ָ ׯ֔ פ Ù ? כ ï , ׮֯ ֮ ׻ֵ , ֟֟ ؛ ߴ֟ , ־ ߴ֟ -־ã ֨ӟ ָ ֬׸ , ־ִָ ߕ ߴ֟ , פִָ ߕ ߴ֟ - ï֮ ָָ ֓֯ ֵ כ ֓ כ߯߮ ֵ ֋ ־ ï֮ ֋

ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֲ ָ ׸ãן ֮֟ , ֲ ֟ ָ ָ , ְָ֮ ֯ ֜ , ֲ ָ ׸ãן ׾֢ ӡ , ָָ ׵֟ ֮֟ ְָ֮ ֯ ֋ ו ְ֮ ָ ֲ ֵ ֕ , ֲ ֻ ֕֙ ָ , ִֵ ֟ ֕֙ ְָ֮ ֕֙ , پ ֵ֜ ֵ ״֡ ֻ ֋ ֟ ָ -־ã ָ ؛ ֻ֟ ߴ֟ ֜ ָ-ָ ֛ , ֻ֟ ߴ֟ ֜ ִ ֤ ֺ ߕ , ֺ ֋ , ߴ֟ ֜ ָָ ־֮֬ ָ֮ ׯ , ֵ֕, ׾ָ֯ߟ ִ ֵ ֟ߕ ãן ֮ ֵ ֕ ֜ ߴ֟ ׮ֵӡ

ֳ֯ן , ֻ ֟ օ ָָ ׯ֔ ֻ 0000 ָ Ӛ ֮֮ ׻֋ ׮ֻ ו ؛ , "A Caring Government." ֻ Ӛ ָ ָ ß և , ָ֮ ә ֳ֯ן , ִ ֤ ׻֋ ָָ ֮ ߅ ָ ֻ ָָ ֠ ֮ A Caring Government ֤ ? "A Scaring Government, A Care Free Government, A Careless Government, or one can, perhaps, even go to the extent of saying that it is A Criminal Government because it is not able to control the prices of essential commodities, which are the bread and butter of the aam admi, Sir. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, the spiralling prices is one of the serious problems that we are facing today.

(THE VICE-CHAIRMAN SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA, in the Chair.)

Today, the rate at which the prices are going up is a cause for serious concern. Sir, 95 per cent of the people in our country are all unorganised workers. Middle classes and unorganised sections of the people, particularly the dalits and the tribals, are more affected by the spiralling prices. (Contd. by 3R)

-MKS-TMV-AKA/3R/5.40

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (CONTD.): Sir, on behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), I would like to bring, through you, to the notice of the Government that the magnitude of the price rise is a very serious thing. After two years, if the Government of India, if the UPA Government, does not take note of the serious situation arising out of the spiralling prices, they will have to face the consequences. I am a supporting party. We are supporting this UPA Government. Since we are supporting this UPA Government, we are warning this Government. Previously when the NDA was there, we warned the NDA. At the time of NDA also prices had gone up. When the Congress was in the Opposition, they were taking one stand. When we opposed the hike of petroleum products at the time of NDA, the Congress supported us. Today, this UPA Government is also trying to hike the prices of petroleum products. Today, with all seriousness, we would like to warn this Government that if it takes such a step, it would lead to further problems. Already the spiralling prices have created a lot of problems for the masses, for the people, in the unorganised sector. Yesterday I had been to some tribal areas. I found that women in those tribal areas, with this price hike, were not able to make both ends meet. They are eating only once in a day. They are not eating rice. They are eating gruel.

Sir, you look at the rate at which the prices are going up. On 20th May, 2004 the price of atta in Delhi was Rs.7.50-8.50. Now, it has gone up and it is Rs.11.50-12.50. There is a hike of 50 per cent. In the case of rice, there is a hike of 112 per cent in Delhi. In the case of mustard oil, there is a hike of 66 per cent. In the case of vanaspathi, there is an increase of 55 per cent. In the case of sugar, the hike is 60 per cent. In the case of arhar dal, the hike is 60 per cent. In the case of cooking gas, the rise is 0.4 per cent.

Sir, I would like to bring to your notice some facts. I am coming from the State of Andhra Pradesh. In my State, from 2004 to 2005-06, there was such an enormous hike in the prices of essential commodities. The cost of tamarind in 2004 was Rs.23 per kilogram. It has gone up to Rs.60 per kilogram in 2005. Now it is Rs.42 per kilogram. In the case of black gram, the price was Rs.28, Rs.32 and Rs.50. In the case of green gram, it was Rs.24, Rs.28 and Rs.48. In the case of rice--ours is a rice producing State--it was Rs.10.40 in 2004. It went to Rs.10.75 and now it is Rs.14. It is the price of ordinary variety. The price of red dal has gone up from Rs.22 to Rs.38. (Contd. by 3s/RG)

RG/5.45/3S

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (contd.): Then, cooking palm oil rose from Rs.42 a kg. to Rs.44 a kg., sunflower oil from Rs.43 to Rs.48 and groundnut oil from Rs.43 to Rs.58/-. Now, when such a hike has taken place, is there any critical analysis by the Government of India as to why is such a hike taking place? The other day I saw a news item which carried the statement of the Minister of Food, Shri Sharad Pawar. Now, why is there this spiralling price today? The Government of India is not taking note of the serious situation arising out of its own wrong policies. I would like to bring to your notice what the Food Minister's statement was. He has said that the food subsidy must be reduced; it must be trimmed down. According to the Minister, -- he quoted the Planning Commission's statistics -- while the consumption of rationed foodgrains has reduced year after year, the subsidy itself has ballooned from Rs.9,200 crores in 1999-2000 to Rs.26,000 crores in 2003-04. Thus, in defence of cutting down the subsidy, the Minister explains that for Below-Poverty-Line families, the prices of essential commodities have remained unchanged, the only significant change being the reduction in the ration allowance from 35 kgs. of foodgrains per family to 30 kgs. of foodgrains. He also adds that in case of APL families, however, the cut-back has been more drastic with increase in the issue price of foodgrains and a significant reduction of foodgrains from 35 kgs. per household to 20 kgs. Thereby, he says, "Subsidy reduction is necessary." The Government of India is also going back from the earlier policy of the Public Distribution System; that is, provision of subsidised foodgrains for the common man. In order to protect the common man from black marketing, the Public Distribution System came into being. Now, on one pretext or the other, this Public Distribution System is reversed, and as a result, the Government is unable to control the spiralling prices in the market, and the market forces come into play. If the market forces are given a free hand, then, Sir, what will happen? Take the case of tamarind. Tamarind is bought from the tribal people, who grow them, at the rate of Rs.6 per kg., while the same is being sold at Rs.60 per kg. in the market. Our Government is not taking steps to control the spiralling prices.

Now, if we look at petroleum products, instead of critically analysing the effect of price rise and protecting the consumers, the Government is trying to burden the common man. (Continued by 3T)

3t/5.50/ks-mcm

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (CONTD.): That is the reason why so many times prices of petroleum products have gone up. The Government is earning a huge amount of income from the sale of petroleum products. In 2005-06, Central Government's tax revenue from the oil sector was to the tune of Rs. 77,000 to 80,000 crores. This figure is higher than the total quantum of under-recoveries of the oil companies. The under-recoveries are to the tune of Rs.73,000 crores. During this year, the oil sector is getting around Rs.77,000 crores.

ֳ֬ ( ָ֕ ״) : ֬ , ӌ ׸

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU: I will conclude, Sir. So, my point is that the amount of Central Government's tax revenue from the oil sector this is higher than the total quantum of under-recoveries of the oil companies. Then, the revenues that accrue to the State Governments is another addition. The revenue that both the State Governments and the Central Government are together getting from the oil sector is around Rs.1,26,000 crores.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA): Sum it up now, please.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU: So, rationalise the tax system. Earlier, when the NDA Government was there, we told them to rationalise the oil prices. Today, we are supporting the Government. Earlier, we were in the Opposition. But that time also we had the same policy. So, we have the same policy, whoever may be in the Government. But this Government had one slogan when it was in the Opposition. But I want to say one thing. When we are in the Opposition, we had one slogan; when we are ruling, we have another slogan. This is the reason why people are now teaching lessons to this Government. It is very much visible in different States now.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Please conclude now.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU: I am concluding, Sir. Now, when we are supporting this Government, we are saying the same thing to this Government that it should adopt a rational approach. By hiking the oil prices, you are making things still more difficult. The prices are already rising. We told the same thing to the previous Government, the NDA Government. They did not heed to our advice and had to face the music. If this Government also does not heed to our advice, it will also have to face the music. With these words, I conclude and request the Government once again to rationalise its approach as far as these policies are concerned.

(Ends)

ָ ֤ (ײָ) : ֳ֬ , ֌ , ֟ ։օ ֯ ֳָ ֕ և ־ֻ ߱ ־ֻ ֳ֬ , ֯ ִ֬ և ָ ֲ ׬ ִ ֤ ָ ֛ ִ ֤ ׸ ֻ ֟ , ֮ ֻ ֟ ֯ ִ ֤ ֤֕ ״ּ ֙ ֟ ֟ , ֻ ֙ ֟ ֟ , ֙ ֻ ֟ ֟ , ָָ ԓָ , ֲ , ֟ ֟ ֮֟ ֕ ֯ ִ ֤ ֲֻ֟ ߬ 90-95 ֤ ֲ֤ ִ ֳ֬ , ֯ Ӿ ֟ ֯ ֻ , , ָ֕ ֤ ״ֻ֟ ֻ , ֻֻ֓ ֻֻ֓ ֯, ֤ߠ þֳ׾ ֟ , ֻ ֻ ֯ ׮־ ִ ֤ ܵ ִ֕ ֻ ֟

(3u ָ ֿ:)

GS-TDB/3U/5.55

ָ ֤ (֟) : ָ߲ ֤ , ָ߲ ߓ ֤ , ֙- ֟ ֮ ֛ ָָ , ִ ֤ ָ ָ ָ֬ , ָ֬ ֮ , ִ և - ֻ , ֙ - ß , ֻ֟ ֕ ֛ ױ ֮ ׻֋ , ִ ֟ ָָ , ׾֢ ӡֵֻ , خ ߿֮ , և ֮ ׻֋ , ֟ ֮֟ , ֮֟ , Կá , ֿ־ӟ ֮ Կá , ֵ֤ ֟ և ֕ , ֮ , פ ֻ ֵ֜ , ֟׮ֳԸ ֵ֮ , ׻֋ ֤ , ֮ , Ӿ ԟ ֮ օ ֕ ֕ ֤ , ֮ ֤ , ָָ ֮ ֤, ãן ֮ ֮ ָߤ ֵ, 660 ֵ ן ،֙ ֲ ָߤ ֵ ִָ ִ ֟ ֿ־ӟ ֮ ׻Ù , ֕ , , ֻ , ״֓ ֳ ߕ ִ ֜ , ִ ֤ ֌ , ִ ֜ , ֮-֮ ֵ֟ ֮֟ ߴ , ָ֕ ߕ ִ ֜ ֵ ֮ և ׯ֔ 20 ֳ֬ , ֕ ֮֯ ָ և ָ ֓ ן ߅ ־ֻ , ו֮ ָ ָ ָ , ֮֟ ֲ ֛ ־ֻ և ָ߲ ֤ ֻ ֻ օ ߬ ֟ ꌵ׸ ן , ֮֯ ׯ֔ ֻ ָߤ , ߆և ָ , ָ ̴֮ ֯ ִ֮ ֮֟ ™ָ֓ ߕ , ֛ , ߕ , ִ ֓ ִ ׾ , ִ ֓ ָ֮ כ , ꌵ׸ ֲ ֛ ףֵָ օ ףֵָ ߸-߸ ֕ ׯ֔ ֻ ָֻ ֻ , ևԙ , ָߤ , ִ ׮ֵ , ևԾ ãֆ ָߤ 650 ֵ ן ،֙ ֕ ָߤ ֵ , ִ ָ ֿ־ӟ ֮ ֟ , ִָ ֬ Ӭ Ϥ , ֟ , ֮ 660 ֵ ָߤ , ֯ ִ ָ ָ ֮ ֳꌟ ֮֯ ӛָ ׯ֔ ֻ ֮֙ פ ָ 93 י , ֲ ֳ 200 י ֮ ֕ ָߤ ֵ ֮ ֤ ꌵ׸ ֤ , ָ , ֮ ָߤ ן ֤ , ָ և ״ ׻ և , ָ ֣ ֲָ ߕ , ֮ ֮ ֮ ֣ ִ ߆և ָߤ , ևԾ ָߤ ִ ֮ ֯ ֜ ֵ ן ،֙ ָ-֟־ָ Ù׻ֵ ־ , ֮ ׻֋ ָ ֯֠ 35 ֕ ׸ ֵ, ֮ ִ ָ ֵ, ֟ , ֺ ָ ֵ ן ،֙ ֯ օ ֕ ֵ, ֮ ׻֋ 700 ֵ ן ׌֙ ֵ ֯ 950 ֵ ן ،֙ ? (3 ָ ָ)

 

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