PREVIOUS HOUR

PB/2Y/3.00

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (CONTD.): If there are sophisticated malls from where only rich people would be able to go and purchase vegetables and other commodities, the common man will be scared of going into these malls. The common man will think that this is not their town, this is not their village and only the big people can enter into these malls to buy vegetables and other things. It is a question of psychology also. Therefore, the Government has to monitor it. Sir, nowadays, the advertisements in retail trade are flourishing like anything. So, I would say that it is time to control these things. As I was referring to advertisements, I would say that advertisements tremendously increase the prices of commodities. If you say, it is only related to essential commodities, I would not agree with it. It is not essential in technical sense. The various minimum needs of the people are satisfied by certain commodities and all those commodities are advertised in a very rash manner at exorbitant prices through media, through TV, etc. Do you know the cost of such advertisement of small items on TV? Only 15 second advertisement costs Rs. 1 lakh; only fifteen second advertisement on a good TV channel costs Rs. 1 lakh. You can imagine, for one year, if a commodity, costing ten rupees, is advertised in this manner, what would be the cost of that commodity otherwise? Now, Amitabh Bachchanji is advertising on TV for UP Government for two minutes. I do not know what is the cost involved in it. Sir, colossal amount of crores of rupees of public exchequer are being wasted to say that 'UP main gunah kam hai.' Who is paying for that? The common man is paying for that two-minute advertisement. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI: There are so many advertisements daily. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK: It is all going on. We do not have such advertisements. ...(Interruptions)... There is an advertisement 'Wah Taj'. The tea, the cost of which should have been only forty rupees, costs around hundred rupees just because somebody says, 'Wah Taj'. I am just giving these examples. Therefore, there must be some sort of ceiling on these things.

Secondly, regarding the BPL criteria, which, I think, is most unrealistic -- everybody will agree -- some sort of review has to be made. It is not a practical criterion, whatever experts may say. I will not go into the details. But if we want the essential commodities to go beyond the artificially created BPL line, then this formula has to be reviewed.

Secondly, the Public Distribution System has to be computerised because we should know what is the stock available, what is the stock distributed, what are the prices, where the stocks have reached and when the stocks were disposed of. There must be a network of computerisation of the entire Public Distribution System, if the prices are to be put under check and if the distribution is to be done properly. Secondly, if this distribution of essential commodities through Public Distribution System is done properly, then, vast stocks will be available which can be given to the population above BPL. Today, because there are no commodities available for them, the BPL is there. There will be vast stock of commodities which can be given to that population whose pay is above those of the BPL families. You can change the formula and increase it. Therefore, the computerisation is very much essential. It would also check corruption.

Lastly, Sir, I would like to say that price rise occurs because of several other reasons also. Price rise occurs in accordance with the developments of the country. As the country develops, the prices also rise. As growth rate increases, people say with certainty that there will be price rise as a result of it. But how that occurs has also to be explained to the country. Today, because our GDP has grown, today because our country is flourishing, there is price rise. In the eyes of the United States, we are flourishing. They said that India is growing like anything, and now this country does not require any financial assistance from the United States. They are going to stop our financial aid on grounds that India is progressing. (Contd. by 2z/SKC)

2Z/klg/3.05

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (CONTD.): Therefore, on the one hand we are progressing, while on the other, we find these aberrations. Since these aberrations of price rise are there, there must be some forces working; surely, some international forces are working towards the stockpiling of essential commodities, trading through the Internet, etc. Therefore, we should also look into these aspects. The international forces that are at work in our market need to be thoroughly examined. Just as they are working to terrorise the nation, these forces are also working to ensure that there is a shortage of commodities in our country and chaos is created. This aspect should also be looked into. I hope Government would do the needful in the matter. (Ends)

ִ֤ Ͼֻ (֕ã֮) : ֳ֯ן , ָ ֮֮ߵ ֿ , ָ ֮ ׾ָ֓ ֌ ߴ֮ ִָ֮ , և ֜ , ֟ ָ ָ ׾֮֯ ָ פ ׾֮֯ , ָ ָ ־ֿ ߕ ִ ֜ ֋ ֻ ׾֮֯ ֮֯

ִָ֮ ֵ : ֟ ߅

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ֮֯ ֌ , ֮֯ ֕ ָ , ֮֯ ֻ ָ , ֻ ד֯ ָ ֺ օ ߾֮-֮֯ ׻֋ ־ֿ ߕ , ..(־֮֬)

ִָ֮ ֵ : ֙ ׾֮֯ , ֙ ?

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : , ֙ ׾֮֯ ֮֯ , օ ӛ ָ օ

ֳ֯ן , ָָ ִ ֮֕ן , ֲ ׻֋ Դָ֤֮ ׾ָ֓ , ß־ և ִõ ִָ֮ ֮ ֮, ֕ ֟ , ֤õ ֮ ֮, þֵ Ϭִ֮ӡ , þֵ ָ-Ԯ ׾֢ ӡ ֟ ־ԕ׮ þָ և ֜ ׻֋ ֕ ֟ և ֜ ? ָ ֜ - ָ , ß־ ִõ ִ֮֬ ֋ ֮֯ -߮ ֮ ׮ֵֻ כߕ , ִ֮ ֕ ֵ , ֯ ߮ ֻ ָָ ֋, ָ ֯ ֟ ָ ָ ߴָ , ֮֯ ӵ㌟ ׬־֮ ֛ ֵ , ֲֻ֟ ֯ ֟ , ֯ ו֋ ֯ ו ֮ ֮ , -ָ , և ֯ ׮ֵֻ כߕ ָ-ָ ? ֯ ׌ , ֯ ־ָ , you are ruling this country. You have the power to amend the Act or replace it. ֻ ֮ ֮֮ ִ ֻօ

ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ׾ֵ ֯ ֱ ֤ ִ֮ ֮ ֮ ֟ , ֲ ֮ ִ ֤ ӲӬ ֟, ֮ 4.4 , 6.5 6.6 , ֲֻ֟ 2 ָ ֜ , ߾ֵ֮֯ ß ߴ֟ 2 ָ ֲ ֜ ? ָ 10/-֋ ״ֻ֟ , 2 ָ ֲ 20 ֜? ֕ ִ 10 ֵ 20 ? ִ 10/- ֋ 16/-֋ 18/-֋ ֵ ֲֻ֟ 60 ָ ֜ ֵ ָ ֤ ׾־ָ ֮ , ֕֙ ָ ֓ ֮ ֓ ߅ ֮֯ ׾ֵ ֤ , ָָ ֮ ֮֋ ֮ և ֮և, וִ ߾ֵ֮֯ ß ִ ָ ß׾ ֮ ꅠ 3/ ָ

AKA-HK/3A/3:10

ִ֤ Ͼֻ (֟) : ״ֻߛ , ״ֻߛ statistics ֻ , ״ֻߛ ָ߲ ֤ ꅠ ָ߲ ֤ ֟ ֮ ָ ֜ , ֬ ָ ֜ և ָ ֜ , ָ߲ ֤ ֻ ֟ ָָ ßֻ ֮ ֻ ֻ, ֕, , ֙, ֻ, ִ ֮ ֜ , ֮ և ָ ֯ ֮ ֯ , ֯ ֱ֟ , ָָ ֱ֟ ר߾ ֱ֟ , ״Ù ֱ֟ , ִ ר 90 ָ ֤ ֲ 90 ָ ֤ ר ߕ ָ ֮, ֬ ָ ֮ ֵ֮ ֟ ִ ֤ ׻֋ ִ ֤ ־ֿ ß ִ ָָ , ֲֻ֟ ӛ , ָ֕ , ֮ ߕ ־ ״ֻ֟ ֟ ֲֻ֟ ֮ ֮ ָ ֜ ֳ֯ן , ָָ ãן ֮֟ ׻֋, ֮֟ ׻֋, ֮֟ ß׾ ãן ֮֟ ׻֋, ֟ ֮֕ן ָ ֯ ִ֮ ֮ ־ ֯ ֮ , ֯ ֕ ֋ ֯ statistics ֟ , ָָ ֟ , ־ֿ ߕ ׻֋ ֮ ֮ ß׾ ָ֬ ָ , ׮ֳֵָ ֓, և ָ ׮ֻ ֯ ִ ֻօ ׻֋ ־ ָ ָָ ׾ָ֓

ֳ֯ן , ָ ֟ ׮־ ߤ ֕֙ ִ ֤ ׻֋ ״ֻ, ִ ֺ ߕ ׻֋ ״ֻ, ״ֻ ֟ ֕֙ ָ և , ׻ 12 ֋ ֤ ߴ ִ ֜ ֋, Ù߻ ֻ ֕֙ ָ פ - ָ ֋ ֲ ִ ֜ פ և ֮֙ ֟ ֤ ָ֕ ߕ ִ ֜ ֲֻ֟ ? ֟ , ָ ״Ù ָ ׾֢ ӡֵֻ ָ خ ׾ֳ ִ֮ ß׾ ־ , ֟ ֮֟ ߕ ׸ִ օ ӟ֟ ׸ִ ׮ ߴ ֵ, Ù߻ ֵօ ױ ߕ ן׸ ֯ ־ֿ ߕ ָ ֕ ָ ִ֮ ־ֻ ػ , ֕ ֟ þָ ֕֙ ָ ֮ ָ GDP 2.3 ָ , ֲ 4 ָ ָ 4 ָ ָ , ֕ , ָ , ָָ ֻ֟ ןֵ ָ ָ Ӥ ָ Ù , ֮ ״ֻ, ֮ ו ָ , ״ֻ ׸ִ ֮ ָ ן ߮ ֮ ֵ ߮֟ ׸ִ ֮ ָ ָ 2.3 ָ ևԅ ֲ ֮ ֙ ֵ , ֲ ֤ ױ ִ þֳ׾ ֜, ֯ ָߤ ָ ָߤ ֙ Ӥ ؙ , ױؙ , ֲ ֮֟ , ִ ָָ , ָ ߅ ָָ ָ ִֻ , ֻ, ָ ֻ , ָ Ù ָ֯ ׸ֵ֛ כֵָֻ ׮ ֱ Ù ״ֻ 녠 ߕ ָ ָָ ָ֮ ֲ ֟ , ֻ ֚ ֻ֮ ִ ֻ ..... ('3b/sch' ָ ָ)

SCH/3.15/3B

ִ֤ Ͼֻ (֟): ֯ ڛ , ױظ , ִ ֜ , ֯ ֟ ָ ֤ , ֻ֟ ֋ ߅

ֳ֯ן , և ָ ֯ ןִ ֟ ߮ ֤ ֵ օ ֯ ֮ ֡ ֻ , ִ և ָ ָָ ֮ ֟ օ ֤ ֲ ֻ߮ ׬־֮ , ִ ֮ ֙ և ָ ֓ ߟֻ߮ ׬־֮ ֮ ָָ ֮ և ™ օ

ֳ֯ן , ֕ ֻ ָ ָ ֙ ֳ ָָ ֮ ֟ , ָָ ֮ ָ ֟߅ ָָ ֲ ֮ , ֲ ֮ ָ ָ ׮ ֟ , דכ , ָߕ ֤ ֕ ָߕ ïֻ֟ ֛ , ߕ֮ ־ֿ ߕ֮ ãן ָ ִõֆ ִ֮֬ ? ָ ӡ , ֮ ֵ ֋? ֮ ׻֋ ֕ , , ִ , ֲ ֯ ֋, ֲ ߮ ׮ ֋ ֲ ָ ׮

ָ ֻ ֟ ֵ֕, ָָ ֮ ׻֋ ֲ֨ ֟ ָ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ פ ָ ָ , ָ ָ ָָ -ֵ־ ִõ ִ֮֬ ֋߅ ָ ִ ֤ ׻֋ ֻ ߱ ֻ, ֮ ׻֟ ֻ, ֮ Ӥ׻֟ ֻ ִ ָ ָ ֮-֮ ׻֟ ֵ ӕֲ , ָӛ , ־ , ָ™ ־ , ֲ ֯ ֮ ״ֻօ ׻֋ ֮ ֯ ֵ ו֋, ָ ֮֕ן , ֯ և ֮-ִõֆ ӟԟ , ֯ ֮ ϵ , ֳ ֣ ״ֻ ֟-ߟ ß ׮ֻ녠 ֯ ֻ ָ-ָ ֟

׮־ ֣ ָָ , ָָ ֟ , ֟ ֮ ָ ֯ ָ ֟ ו֋, ־ֿ ß ׻֋ ֯ ֮ ֮և ߕ ׻֋ ֮և ָ ֟, ו֮ ֮ ֯ ׮ָß , פ ֯ ֟ ֮ ֮ ֵ֤ ֳ ֯ ׸, ֱ ֮ ֯ օ ׻֋ ֮֟ ֯ ׌ , ֯ ֵ ׸

ָ ֟, ָ , ָ ֯ ָ ִֵ ד֋ ָ ֤ ֵ֤ օ ֤ ֋ ֯ ִ ׮֮ ֻ ֲ ֣, , ֮֯ ֮ ִֵ פ, ׻֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I rise to support the Resolution moved by my esteemed colleague. Sir, I don't blame this Government for this run away inflation because the credit or discredit of the present kind of price situation should not be, at least, offered by any particular Government. It is a big sin. The whole inflationary situation is the result of pursuit of a particular brand of economic philosophy, a particular brand of economic policy regime which was being followed even prior to the period of this UPA Government. The same policy of relying everything on market, relying everything on the solution being offered by automatic operation of market, has given rise to serious structural problem called inflation. I don't consider this inflation to be one of cyclical nature - sometimes up and sometimes down. Gradually, the whole character, the manner the things are taking shape, it is taking the shape of a serious structural problem. I blame definitely this Government about the response to the serious situation that has arisen at the grassroot level because of the inflation, the manner they proposed to address this inflationary situation, the condition which has seriously put the majority of the population in our country in utter distress. (continued by 3c - gsp)

GSP/3.20/3c

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (CONTD.): What they are suggesting -- even as expressed in the Budget Speech, as expressed in the President's Address, and, as replied by the hon. Prime Minister yesterday in this House -- is that all steps are taken. What steps are being taken to address the money supply? What is the philosophy behind that? Is that the diagnosis that this inflation has taken place because there is too much money in the market, too much money chasing too less a quantum of goods. So, the monetary intervention is to see that liquidity is less in the market on the one hand, and, on the other hand, supply side is increasing by indiscriminate import. A day or two before, also in reply to a specific question raised in this House, this was suggested, and, willy-nilly, it was endorsed by the Finance Minister. Now, we are sitting on a Foreign Exchange reserve of US $ 80 billion. There should be indiscriminate import of everything so that inflationary situation can be addressed. Is that the solution of this situation? Sir, I understand that we are going on a wrong path in addressing these things and we are going to put our country in a vicious circle. There is problem in the supply side because the agriculture production has succumbed. Supply side problem is there because a serious decline in the real term in public investment in agriculture, and, this inflation is primarily driven by the increasing prices of all primary and essential commodities. During the last one year, their price has increased by 11.42 per cent, although the average inflation rate is around 6.4 per cent till February, 2007. But above that, the manufactured commodities' inflation rate has increased by six per cent but the primary articles and agricultural commodities' rate has increased by 11.42 per cent. So, this inflation is primarily driven by the rise in prices of essential commodities and the primary agricultural products.

On the other hand, what is the situation in the villages? Our agricultural population is not getting due price for their produce. There is a disincentive for not going for agriculture production because they are not getting remunerative prices and the prices of agricultural inputs have increased like anything. It is on the one hand. On the other hand, a prescription is being made, let there be indiscriminate import of agriculture goods, foodgrains and other things to address the inflationary situation, and, by this, you are giving further disincentive to our rural economy, which, unfortunately, represents the majority of our population. Their purchasing power is already going down. There is too much money in the market. Yes, Sir, the statistics will show that there is too much money in the market but that is in the hands of the few. There is not too much of money in the hands of the 70 per cent of the population. Yes, there is too much money in the market and that money has to be contained, but not by your monetary measures, which you are prescribing through your Budget. There are ways and means to contain that money, and, those ways and means must be unhesitatingly utilized. That too much money in the market cannot be contained by your monetary measures. On the other hand, those who are not having purchasing power are dying despite your Vidarbha package in Maharashtra. I am grateful to the Agriculture Minister that he admitted this reality on the question raised in this House today morning regarding suicide by farmers that the situation of our farmers is really a matter of concern. More than sixty per cent of our population in the rural economy is not getting the facility of irrigation. They are having credit problem. Majority is still in the hands of the Sahukars, moneylenders. On the other hand, sixty per cent of our population are striving on that economy, that rural economy. On the one hand, you are putting up disincentives everyday; on the other hand, you are talking about improved agricultural productivity. No element of watershed management, no element of irrigation, no element of bank credit can change the situation unless agriculture is made remunerative, and, our peasants get remunerative prices. (Contd. by 3D)

-GSP/YSR/3.25/3D

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (CONTD.): And as a result, what is happening? The purchasing power of people is going down. People are committing suicide. The poverty level is increasing, although official claims say that it is declining. But in reality, it is increasing. Despite that, there is a compression of demand. Whatever demand is there in the market, it is looked upon as excess demand, and we go in for all monetary intervention to address that excess demand situation. I think we are in a vicious circle of utter confusion. I must not say confusion, because if the policy is aimed at benefiting a few at the cost of millions, it ought to go in that direction in addressing the inflationary situation, and that is precisely taking place.

Sir, I would also like to draw your attention and, through you, the attention of the Government towards another basic important issue that you need to address if this situation has to be seriously addressed and people have to be given relief. Your Public Distribution System must be strengthened. Even yesterday, our hon. Prime Minister also admitted the necessity of that. Even today, hon. Agriculture Minister admitted the necessity of that. But in your Budget, what have you done? So far as the Public Distribution System is concerned, there is only 6.2 per cent increase in allocation in the food subsidy. And that 6.2 per cent in the face of an inflation rate of more than 6 per cent means a negative and absolute decline in the real allocation in the Public Distribution System. You are admitting that the growth should be inclusive. You are admitting that in the face of inflation, the Public Distribution System must be strengthened. On the other hand, you are allocating only 6.2 per cent. You are cutting a crude joke to the majority of the population that you are curing or addressing the inflationary situation. What have you suggested in view of addressing the situation in the Employment Guarantee Scheme? Your real allocation has increased to the tune of 3.5 per cent. Again, it is an absolute decline if you take inflation rate into consideration. From 200 to 330 districts in the rural areas who are facing the scourge of inflation most, who are committing suicide in a big way, only 3.5 per cent increase in the allocation. That is well below half of the inflation rate. It means you are proposing a decline. You are cutting a joke when you say that there must be growth; growth is not an end by itself; and, at the same time, growth must be inclusive. All the statements virtually remain to be sound bytes in electronic media and nothing else. Because your all means of addressing inflation are just going in the opposite direction. I don't like to elongate it further. The whole vision, the whole diagnosis of this correction of inflation is fallacious and faulty and you are going in the opposite direction. I don't try to assign or I do not try to cast that kind of an aspersion that you are doing this unknowingly. My saying is that you are doing it knowingly and this attitude is reflected by the Government's own statement. While replying on the President's Address, the Government says that the inflation is to be addressed but the growth impulse of the country's economy should not be affected. Addressing inflation, addressing the maladies being faced by 60 per cent of the population will affect the growth impulse of your economy! If this be the perception, the Government's addressing the inflation is bound to go in other direction and in no other direction. Sir, through you, I want to request the Government that please retrace your steps from this faulty pursuit of addressing inflation. Otherwise, we will be facing and the country will be facing a serious situation. (Contd. by VKK/3e)

-YSR/VKK-SC/3e/3.30

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (CONTD.): To conclude, Sir, I would like to quote a statement made in the process of Parliamentary debates. "Any Government worth its salt, any Government which is concerned about the poor of this country, any Government which recognises that 30 per cent of the people are below the poverty line, any Government which is sensitive, any Government which has some heart must place inflation control number one on the agenda. This Government has failed to do that." Quotation is over. If the Government fails to do that, it will be paying a price for that today or tomorrow. Up to the portion I have quoted, it is spoken by our present Finance Minister, Mr. Chidambaram, in Lok Sabha on 3rd December 1998, as a Member of the Opposition. I want to repeat the same statement. Please don't create a situation and land in a situation of paying a heavy price. Please correct yourself. By strengthening the Public Distribution System and by directly checking the flow of excess money in the economy, you can address the inflationary situation. How Rs.1,25,000 crores, as on date, are the arrears of taxes, direct and indirect put together? It was given as a reply to a question in this House. Can't you take that money? You will be containing too much money in the economy. If you contain these NPAs, there will be less money in the economy for extravagant expenditure. Please attack the problem directly. Your automatic operation of market cannot deliver any good, except compelling the Government indulging in that situation to pay a heavy price. We don't want the Government to pay that price. We are supporting them. So, we can only express this caution. With this, I commend the Resolution. Thank you. (Ends)

֮֕ן ֤ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ß־ ִ֣Ԯ ֛ , ß־ ָ ָ ֮ ־֮ֆ ֌ , ׌ ֛ Ͼֻ ֟ ־ֻ և , և ֮֕ן ־ֻ , ִ֕־֤ Ӥ֮ ֟ ֮֓֯ ָ פ , ֌ ִ ֮ ָ פ

, Ӭ ִ,

֌ ִօ

ָ ֵ ֮֓֯ ָ ֟ ֕ ָ ׸ָ, ָ ִ֕ և ֲָ ֵ ֕ ִ֮ ָߤ , ִ֮ ֲ ֻ פ ָߤ ֟ פ , פ ִֻ ֜ ֟ ו ߴ֟ 15 פ 14 ֋ , ߕ ߴ֟ 15 פ ֤ 20 ֋ ֟ ֲֻ֟ ־ָ ֲֻ֟ ־ָ , ־ָ , ߅ ִ , פ ֟ ־ָ ֲ ֛ , ו֮ , ֮ ָ ߻ ֮ ָ ־ָ , ָߤօ ֟ , ָ ӳ־֮֋ ֻ ֻ ָߤ ֮ ֟

(3 ָ ֟)

MP/3F/3.35

֮֕ן ֤ (֟) : ֤ ֲ ָ֕ ִ ߴ֟ ֜ ӳ־֮ , ׮ֻ֟

ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ֟ ֵ֤ ָ֕ ֵ? ֵ֤ ֮ ֮ ֵ ָ ֻ ׻ֵ - ׻ֵ, ־ֻ ׻ֵ, ׻ֵ ָ և ׻֋ ָ ֻ ֤ ״ֻ ׮ֵ Ӭ և ִֻ , ׻֋ ֤ ָ֕ ֯, ִ ӳֻ ִ ֺ ִ և ֵ ֵ, ״ֻ ...(־֮֬)... ָ, ̸ .... disturbance ׻֋ ִ , Ͼֻ ל ֕֙ ֵ, ָ֬ ֲ ָ ֮֮ , ָ߲ ָ ֮ , ֕֙ ֋, ״ֻ߅ ֕֙ ֵ, ָ פ ߴ ִ ֜ ֵ, ִ ֜ ֵօ ָ߲ ֟ ֮ ִ ָߤ, ֮ ֮ ֮֋, ִ ֜ ֵօ ֲֻ֟ ? ֲֻ֟ ֕֙ ֵ ָ , ִ ״ֵ և, ו ָ ִ ֜ ֋ ֤ ֮ , ֯ ֟ , ׮־ ָ ָ , ִ֮ ָߤ ׻֋ ָ ָ ָ , ָߤ ֣ ֓ , ָ , ׮׿֟ ָ ׮׿֟ ָ ִ֤ , ׮ֵ֟ ֮ ִ֤ , ֲ ָ֕ ִ֮ ָߤ ֟ , ֟ ֓ ֟ Essential Commodities ִ֮ , ָ߲ ִ֮ ָߤ , ֮ , և ָ ִ , ֙ ִ , ־ֻ ִ , ִ , ֕ ִ , ֲ ִ ֜ ״ֻ֟ ֯ ߮ ܾ֮ ׮׿֟ ָ ԓָ Ӥ֮ , ֮֜ , ֟ ߕ ִ ֜ ֵ , ܾ֮ ֜ֆ, ֯ ܾ֮ ֜֟ , ָ֕ ִ֮ ״ֻ֟ , ִ֮ ֤ ִ ָ ״ֻ֟ , ׻֋ ׮־ , ֟ Essential Commodities Act , ֟ ׮ָß ִ ? ֻ ֻ ... ָָ ֲ և ....(־֮֬)... ָ ָ , ... ָָ ֲ և , ֲ Essential Commodities Act ֺ , ï ֕ ֋, ֵ ײֻ ֟ , ׮ָß օ ï , ֯և ï , ֮ פ ֟ , - ֟ ... ָָ ִ ׸ִ ...(־֮֬)...

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ֮֕ן ֤ , ֌ ִ ֜ ...(־֮֬)....

֮֕ן ֤ : , , ֟ ֯....(־֮֬)...

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ֌ דֵֻ և և ֌ כ ׮ֻ ו֋ և ֜ և ...(־֮֬)...

֮֕ן ֤ : ֯ ؓ֟ ? (3G/ASC ָ ֿ:)

ASC-MKS/3G/3.40/

 

֮֕ן ֤ (֟) : .... , ׻ ִ ֜ , ֮֯ ׮ָß ִ ֛ ߲ ֟ ֿ , ֤ ï ֕ ֻ ꅠ ï ֕ ֻ ָ֕ ו ו֮֟ ִ֮ , ִָ , פ 1962 ֳ ֟ , ֟ ֌ ׻ֵ օ ֤ ָ ֙ և ֤ ֻ ָ օ ֯ ֻ ָ , ֮ ײֻ ֻ ֛ ִ֮ ״ֻ֟ ֲ ֻ ָ ֓ ֣ ֻ ָ ֋ ו ֤ 韾 ֻ ָ , Ù ֤ ִ ֯ ֛ ָ 1200 ״ֻ ִ ־ֻ ֲ ߕ ֲ ֻ ֵ ڛ ִֻ ֟ ֯׸ ӟ™ ׻֋, ׻֋ NDA ָָ ׮ָß ִ օ Ͼֻ ֟ ֌ ִ ֜ օ ֤ ֤ ֓ , ִ ִֵ ֟ - ׸ָ ׮ֵ֮ ßֻ ָ ִ -߮ ֻ ֟ ֟ ׸ִ , ֮֯ ׮ָß ױ ָֻ ֵօ ָ ֵ֤ ָ֕ ֻ, ֛-֛ ׮ֵ և ֮ ֲ ִ֮ ָߤ ׻֋ ֮ ֤ ״ֻ֮ ֟ ֮ ֤ ״ֻ֮ , ׻ ֤ ״ֻ֮ ֮ ֤ ״ֻ֟ , ׻ ״֛ , ִ֮ ָߤ ָߤ ָ֕ ֟ , ֤ ״ֻ֟ ָ ד֟ օ ָ֕ ִ֮ , ׻֋ ֲ ָָ ֻ ֮֕ן ָ ֤֟ ߕ ָָ פ ׻֋ ֻ և ִֵ ֕ ִ ֜ ֵ օ ...(־֮֬).. ֟ ֋ ֋, ִõ , ֻ ָ ֟ ֺ ָ ׾ָ֓ ָָ ֮-֮ ֵ֮ ֟ , և ֲ ֛ ߕ և ִ ָ֮ ִ ָ ָָ NDA ָָ , ִ ֱ ߱ ֛ ָ և ָ և ָ Ӿ ֻ ָ ָ ָ , 75 ֋, 100 ֋ ֤֕ ֲ ָ և ָ ָ ֱ ֛ ֮ ֻ ָ և ָ , , ֤֕ 75 ֋ 100 ֋ ִ 2000 ߮ ָ ִ , և ָ ָ (3H/LP ָ ֿ:)

LP/3.45/3H

֮֕ן ֤ (֟) : և ָ ָ , ִ֕ ֻ֟ , ־ã ֮ ָ ֮ ֜, ֮ ָ ™ ֜, ָ֓ ֋ ֮ ֻ ֤, ֋ ֮ ֻ ֤֕ ֓ ֋ ֮ ֻ ֤֕ ֯ ™ߵ ֲֻ֟ և ִֻ և ֺ ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ׮ֵֻ כߕ , ֻ ֕ ׾ֵ , ꌙ , ߵ ָָ ٻִֵ ֵ֮ , ִ ֕ ӿ֮ , ׌ ו֋ ָ ־ָ ֤ ָ ֻ, ָ ־ָ , ֮ ֻ , ׻֋ ײֻ Ӥ Ӥ ֮ ֻ ֮ ״ֻ ֋ ִ ֟ ׮ֵֻ כߕ , ָָ ָ ֮ ... ָָ ׮ָß , ֟ օ ׸߻ , ׮ָß օ ָ ֟ ־֕ և և ֟ , և ֟ ׮ֵֻ כߕ , ׮ִֵ ֮ , ִ ֺ ָ ֯ , ֻ , ָָ ָ ֋ ֻ ֋օ ֲ ֻ ֋ ֳ֯ן , ׮׿֟ ִ ֵ , ֵ օ ߕ ִ, ߕ ֮ , ָևִ ָ ֋ ֓ ִ ֜ ֟ ָ -߮ ã֋ ã֋ ָ ߕ ׮ֻ֟ , , ,ֳ ߕ ׮ֻ֟ ָևִ , ֯ ָևִ ֓ , ֯ ֮ ? ָ ֮ ֻ , ֯ ֯ և, 滵 օ ֲֻ֟ ? ֲֻ֟ ָևִ ֓ ָ֬ ־ֻ ָևִ , כ ־ֻ ָևִ , ֙ ָևִ ..(־֮֬)..

֮֮ߵ ֤õ : ֻ

֮֕ן ֤ : ֻ ֻ ֛ ָ ־ֻ ָևִ .. ָ פ֟ ־ֻ ֟ ֮ ָ ־ֻ ֮ ֛͟ Ӥ ֟ ֟ ־ֻ ֻ ָߤ օ ֻ ֲֻ֟ ֻ , ֻ ־ֻօ ׌ ֙ ׌ ׻֋ ֟ ִ ֙ ֤ ׻֋ ֳ֯ן , ֲֻ֟ ֻ ׌ ֛ ׻֋ ָ߲ ׻֋ ֙ , ָ ״֡ ֋ ֯ ֿ֮ ֮ ו֋ (nb/3jָ ָ)

VK/NB/3J/3.50

֮֕ן ֤ (֟) : ֵ ֯ , ֳ֕ ָ ֮ ֋ , ߱ , ֵ֟ ֵ ֿ֮ ֮ - ״ֻօ ֮ - ״ֻ, ߮ ״ֻ߅ ֮ ״ֻ, ״ֻ߅ ֯ ִ֤ ֮ ִ֤ , ֯ ֻ? ֯ , ֮ ױ ֯ ߮ ״ֻ߅ ֮ , ֯ ֱ ֛ ֟ , ׻֋ ״ֻ߅ ֮ ֱ ֛ ֮ ֲֻ֟ , ֯ ֟ , ׻֋ ֯ ߮ ״ֻ߅ ֲֻ֟ ֲ ֳ֕ ָ ֮ , ֌ ֿ֮ ֮ ָ ָ ֤״ֵ ִ ֋, ֿ֮ ֯ ߮ ״ֻ߅ ֮ ״ֻ, ֮ ״ֻօ ֮ ״ֻ, LPG , ׻֋ ״ֻօ ײֻ֕ , ײֻ֕ ֻ֟ , ׻֋ ֮ ߅ ָ ֯ PDS Essential Commodities Act , ֟ ֺ ׸֟Ԯ 滵 ֋, ֿ ׾ ֣ ֮ ֟ ִ֯ ֮֯ ֮ פ, ׻֋ ֯ ֮־֤ ֵ-ֵ ֤ , ָ Ӯ ֕ ֮ ִ , ָ ֻ֟ , ֱ ו֋օ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֱ ֮

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASHTAN): Sir, I speak for and commend this Resolution which is a vital one, which is very timely, and which focuses on a very important issue which affects the whole country. I do not intend to apportion blame on anyone. I have no potential to say that I know the solution to the problem, but I just want to put before you and this august House that this problem is a real one. We must accept initially and not feel shy of agreeing, whether it is the Government or whether it is the Opposition, that mahngai, steep rise in prices, is the real problem which is confronting the whole nation, particularly those who are BPL, those who are SCs, those who are Tribals, those who are OBCs, those who are the poorest of the poor and wretched of the wretched. It affects them very badly. Once we agree that problem is there, then there is need for a solemn, thoughtful discussion across party lines and then ultimately reach a solution. If Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, these august Houses, are not able to find out a solution then debates are only oral exercises without producing any result. What happened in history can be a matter of interest, but it would not solve the present crisis. The crisis is of dal-roti, the crisis is of rice, the crisis is of chappati, the crisis is of daily food items which a person needs. As we know very well by statistics, there are 10 per cent families, at least, in the country where a person has to live on Rs. 9/- a day. There are 20 per cent such families where a person has to live on Rs. 12/- a day. With that much budget, if it is given to Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha Members, I do not know how we would be able to pull up. (Contd. by 3K)

RG/3.55/3K

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (contd.): This plight has to be realised. There is runaway inflation also. We can say that it is a walk-away inflation or it is a very high-speed inflation. But inflation is there. A common man, who is below the poverty line, or the Aam admi of the country, does not understand the intricacies of statistics of inflation because statistics, they say, are like bikini bathing suits. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they hide is vital. If inflation rate has to be counted, let it be counted of those basic agricultural commodities without which a person cannot live and survive. Then, we will know really how much price rise has taken place. I am sure hardly will there be any person, out of the one billion and ten crore population of this country, who would put his hand up and say that there is no inflation. Everybody says, "mahangai is there". Unfortunately, we talk of the GDP growth of the nation. But that does not affect a common Aam admi. Aam admi is concerned with his day-to-day survival, and something has to be done for him. Otherwise, we will be reminded of that historical incident of the French Revolution when Maria Antoinette was confronted in Warsaw by the hungry mob. She asked her counsellor, the Finance Minister: What did they want? What is their grievance? She was told, "They are hungry. ָ և ָ ֛ They are crying for bread." She said, "They are foolish. If they are hungry, they should ask for cake. Bread is not eaten." That kind of a wonderland we are having here even in this age, by not accepting inflation. Inflation is real. Inflation is affecting everyone every day. It may be on toor daal, or urad dal, or rajma. But without pulses, an Indian cannot live. Without rotis, he cannot survive. Without sambar or idlis, the existence is not possible. And that is the fact of mahangai. What is the way out? It is very difficult to say. But some way must be found out. And, one thing which emerges clearly from a very listed discussion here is that if we kill the golden goose which lays a golden egg, there will be a disaster. The farmer is that goose who lays the golden egg for us in the country, and that farmer today is mostly worse off.

I need not quote statistics, but as they add gravity to your wisdom and oration, I will mention them with your permission, Sir. According to the statistics, written and available, 40 per cent out of the total farming community wants to quit farming for other income avenues; 26 per cent of them consider agriculture unprofitable; and 8 per cent say that it is downright risky. Only a very few of them are carrying on with agriculture because they have no other option. It has become ֙ օ Somehow we must satisfy the agriculturists, the farmers, the 70 per cent of asli bharat, that we are with them, and we must assure them remunerative prices for their products. (Continued by 3L)

 

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