PREVIOUS HOUR

KLS/2F-2.30

The House reassembled after lunch

at thirty-three minutes past two of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

 

...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Private Members' Business.

 

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

 

BILLS INTRODUCED

 

THE COMPULSORY REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES BILL, 2007

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the compulsory registration of all marriages solemnised in the country at district and national level with a view to preventing child marriages; bigamy or polygamy; helping women in their rights of maintenance and custody of child and enabling widows to claim inheritance and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

 

THE PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES ON WOMEN BILL, 2007

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I move for leave to introduce a Bill to prevent atrocities against women in the country, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences committed against women and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE CONSUMER GOODS PRICE FIXATION BOARD BILL, 2007

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for setting up of a Board for determination of prices of consumer goods and services commonly used by public in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

 

(Followed by 2G/sss)

-KLS-SSS/2.35/2G

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati Sushma Swaraj. She is not here. Shri B. J. Panda. He is also not here. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

THE DESTITUTE, INDIGENT AND NEGLECTED CITIZENS (MAINTENANCE AND WELFARE) BILL, 2007

 

DR. ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the due care, maintenance and welfare measures to be initiated by the State for those citizens who are destitute, indigent stricken with poverty or infirmity due to old age, incurable disease or physically challenged ones, and those who are without independent source of livelihood like widows, senior citizens, orphans and underprivileged children and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

DR. ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE PREVENTION OF HOARDING AND PROFITEERING AND PROTECTION OF COMMON MAN THROUGH CONTROL OF PRICES, BILL, 2007

 

 

DR. ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the prevention of hoarding and profiteering in essential commodities of daily use by the common man and control of prices of such commodities to give relief to the common man by constituting a Commission for determination of prices of all consumer goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

DR. ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVI: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

 

THE FOREST (CONSERVATION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2007

 

SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the forest (conservation) Act, 1980.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI VIPLOVE THAKUR: Sir, I introduce the bill.

(Ends)

 


THE COMPULSORY IMPARTING OF MORAL EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS BILL, 2007

 

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for compulsory imparting of moral education in primary and secondary level of education in the country and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR: Sir, I introduce the Bill. (Ends)

 

THE CIGARETTES AND OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS (PROHIBITION OF ADVERTISEMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE, PRODUCTION, SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2007

 

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to amend the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

 

THE ATROCITIES AGAINST WOMEN (PREVENTION, SPECIAL COURTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL, 2007

 

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The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

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(Ends)

THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007 (INSERTION OF NEW ARTICLE 16 A)

 

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The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

0 סֵ : , ׾֬ :ãׯ֟ (Ends)

(Followed by USA/2H)

SSS-USY/MP/2H/2.40

 

THE TRIBAL GIRLS (PREVENTION OF ABUSE, REHABILITATION

AND WELFARE) BILL, 2007

 

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The question was put and the motion was adopted.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, we shall take up further discussion on the Bill for Agricultural Produce (Remunerative Prices) Bill, 2006. Shri Sharad Joshi to continue.


THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (REMUNERATIVE PRICES)

BILL, 2006 (CONTD.)

 

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (CONTD.): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, this is after a gap of 55 days that the discussion on this Bill is being resumed. Probably it is for the first time in the history that anybody is called upon to resume the speech, which was interrupted, after a gap of 55 days. Since the gap is very long and the Bill is an extremely important one, I would like to very briefly summarise the points that I had made on the first day when I began the speech.

On a number of points, I had complimented the author of the Bill. Firstly, for proposing a remunerative-price-based Bill rather than a Bill which was based on index prices, or, which was based on Green Box or Blue Box type of solutions. I had further complimented the author for having the used the word 'remunerative prices', rather than taking any other measure. I had also complimented him for bringing out the importance of remunerative prices for avoiding or minimising the spate of suicides by the farmers.

I had certain objections to the Bill that was presented, which were briefly as follows. I had said that the total amount of expenditure that is included, which is mentioned in the Bill, is very insignificant because the loss cost of farmers on account of price-depressing measures taken by the Government was calculated at Rs. 1,13,000 crores in a single year of 1996-97 alone. So, an amount of Rs. 300 crores, etc. is just a pittance. The further thing that I had said was that while the author of the Bill has proposed creation of a single Board, in fact, what they are doing is combining together the work of the CACP, the Food Corporation of India, the NAFED, and a number of other organizations which are busy in determination of agricultural prices and in procurement of foodgrains and agricultural commodities. I was just making a point, Sir, that rather than have such an elaborate mechanism, where everything can go wrong, it would be much better...(Interruptions)... I want the protection of the Chair so that people remain silent...(Interruptions)... I had pointed out that while the prices are being calculated by the CACP even at present, they follow an averaging method that invariably gives wrong result.

Sir, this morning, the Minister of Agriculture, while replying to a question admitted that there were a number of favours and the calculations made by the State Governments were invariably much higher than the calculations made by the CACP, which is a Central organization. (Contd. by 2J -- VP)

VP/2.45/2j

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (CONTD.): Sir, further, the argument was made that it is the State Governments which are responsible for agriculture, and, therefore, it would be more appropriate to have State bodies rather than a single central body to look after the matter. There can be a coordinating or regulatory body at the Centre. But, to have only a board at the Centre to take care of functions, which are being discharged by a number of organisations today, would cause further confusion. I was making a point that if the authors are interested in ensuring that the farmers get a remunerative price, that is, the price which is covered by the cost of production, there are much simpler methods of ensuring that. The cost of production is invariably equal to the price in a free economy or a free market when there is nothing like an intervention by the State. So, all that you really require to do is avoid deliberate price depressing interventions by the States. If only the farmers are allowed the freedom of market, they would get the price that would be equal to the cost of production or even more. And I was pointing this out, Sir, at about the same time the Minister for Agriculture had declared a bonus of Rs. 100/- for wheat taking the procurement price to Rs. 850/-, and I warned at that time that Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh farmers will, in fact, not be giving the Food Corporation of India any wheat this year. Last year the Government did permit private traders to intervene, with the result that, as the Minister for Agriculture mentioned this morning, the farmers did get for once the price which was much better than the procurement price and not the minimum support price as he was mentioning this morning. Sir, this year, on the contrary, the Government took deliberate actions to send messages to the private traders that they should not intervene in the market. The Minister for Agriculture in a Press interview has said that there were no such instructions given. I had moved, during the vacation, in Punjab and Haryana and I have evidence of a District Commissioner who mentioned that they had specific instructions not to enter the market until the Food Corporation of India had its fill, at least, for the first 45 days. Now, if you have a single board, they will continue to make the same kind of mistakes in calculating the remunerative prices as the present CACP is doing. If you have a board, it will continue to do the same kind of mistakes that are being done by the Food Corporation of India in the present system of procurement. The much simpler system is to allow private traders and everybody concerned to enter the market so that they actually get the price which is much better than the procurement price. So, it is actually very much a simple problem for which an extremely complex solution is being found out. I have pointed out that the private traders were not being allowed this year. I had also pointed out that on the 27th February the farmers had announced their intention of selling the wheat through the futures market. On the 28th February the Finance Minister announced that paddy and wheat will be excluded from the futures market.

I am making an important point and this is the last point that I will be making this time. It is that the farmers produce foodgrains which is a physical utility. Unfortunately, he is not able to add to the physical utility that he produces, the time and space utility with the result that even if he knows that the wheat will get a much better price three months hence, he does not have the capacity to wait for three months. And, even if he knows that there will be a much better price available at a distance of 300 kilometres, he is not in a position to transport the wheat and take the risk of bringing it back, if he does not get a proper price on that particular day. The futures market, despite many of the prejudices people have, and mindset that they have, actually, makes available to the producers, a possibility of you taking advantage of the future time and space dimensions without actually having to incur the expenditure, which is involved in either waiting or transporting. There should absolutely be no objection for those who understand what the futures market is. (Continued by PK/2K)

PK/NB/2.50/2K

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (CONTD.): What is happening with the futures market, Sir, is what the Government has been trying to deny the farmers ever since Independence under so many Prime Ministers is now being made available by technology. I make the point that the aam aadmi is really served by technology and not by any political or social system. Sir, I would summarise by saying that the intention of the authors of the Bill is to create at the central level a board which will have enormous powers and that will make the things actually more complicated than they are at present. It would be much better if the Government follows a policy of hands-off unless the market forces prevail so that the farmers will get a price that would at least cover the cost of production. Therefore, while commending the authors of the Bill I would say that they should have a second look at the Bill and provide a much simpler system rather than creating a bureaucratic apparatus which will do no good to the farmers. (Ends)

BILL INTRODUCED - (CONTD.)

THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007

(INSERTION OF NEW ARTICLE 30 A)

 

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL (NCT OF DELHI): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Constitution of India.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (REMUNERATIVE PRICES)

BILL, 2006 (CONTD.)

 

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AKG-PB/2L/2.55

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