PREVIOUS HOUR

-SK/YSR/6.00/3F

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (CONTD.): That much power has been given here. Sir, I will read one of them.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): Mr. Sarkar, how much more time will you take?

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR: Sir, I will take five-six minutes more. It comes under sub-clause (6) of Clause 9. Sir, through you, I would like to draw the attention of the Minister to this. "No notice shall be necessary if the warehouseman is satisfied on reasonable grounds that in the circumstances of the case giving such notices is likely to cause further prejudice to the goods." So, no notice shall be necessary. There is no necessity to serve notice on the original receipt holder that his goods are being sold in exigency. I appeal to the hon. Minister to repeal this sub-clause because it says that no notice is necessary. Can we give such a weapon in the hands of the warehouseman? It is contrary to the interests of the farmers.

Coming to the interests of the farmers, you said that it was for the farmers. How much is the distance from a village to a warehouse? If we measure it, on average, it will be 8-10 km from a village to a warehouse. The small farmer cannot carry his produce to such a distance. It is one thing. Another thing is that during harvest season, he is in urgent need of money. So the trader goes to his house and purchases his produce at a cheaper rate. He, in the guise of a farmer, keeps it in the warehouse for getting better price in future. So these traders are getting the maximum benefits at the cost of farmers. That is why in the Parliamentary Standing Committee Report, it has been emphatically stated that 25-50 per cent of this space should be earmarked for the farmers. Not that alone, I propose that for the primary producers, who produce foodgrains and other commodities, at least 10 per cent of the space should always remain vacant, so that they can take its advantage and for the farmers up to 40-50 per cent. In the Standing Committee Report also it is given. So, to save the farmers' interest, my proposal is this. Before the execution of this Warehousing Bill, my proposition is that the warehouses should be constructed or built at the grass-root level, at the panchayat level, so that the farmers can get the warehouse near them, so that they need not go for this far away. This facility of the warehouses should be at the grass-root level, village level, and up to the panchayat level. Otherwise, farmers cannot get the benefit. Sir, the second thing is that the FMC is waiting.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): This is the last point. Your time is over.

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR: This FMC is still under examination of the Abhijit Sen Committee. The FMC and the Warehousing are the two sides of one coin. This Bill has great relevance, intimate relevance, with the FMC. Until and unless the report of the examination comes, this Bill should not have been accepted. It could have waited. It has been brought in a hurry. Sir, my submission is that the examination of the FMC should be taken care of. With these words, I conclude. Thank you. (Ends) (Followed by VKK/3G)

SCH/VKK/6.05/3G

ֳ֬: ֮֕ן ֤ , ֯ ָ ״֮֙

֮֕ן ֤ (ײָ): ֯ ״֮֙

ֳ֬ , ׾֬ ֮ ׻֋ ֛ ֯ ֟ , ֟ ֟ ߅ ֯ ֱ ִֵ ׻ֵ, ֟ ׬ ִֵ ׻ֵօ ײֻ ؛ , ָ ֯ , ֤ ؛ ֮֯ ֮ ׻֋ ֻ ָ ״֮֙ פ

֯ ֮֟ ָ ײֻ ֵ , ֕ ־ ãן , ֮ ãן , ֮ ײ֓׻ֵ ָ ־ ָ ָ ״ֻ֟ , ו ֮ ֻ - ִ ֟ ֲ ״ֻ֟ , ָ ֟ ָ ָ ֕ ׮֬׸ ֟ , ָ ״ֻ֟ օ ײֻ ֵ , Negotiable Instrument Act ֵ ֲ ײֻ Negotiable Instrument Act ֋ ֲ Central Act ֛, ֮ ֵ֮ Negotiable Instrument Act , ָ Wearhouse ׿֋ֻ ֻ ֟ ׬ָ օ ֤õ ֿ ֌ , ֟ ֻ , ֻ ֤ ״ֻ ״ֻօ

֯ Chapter-III ל ִ ׻ ײֻ ׾֤ , "A warehouseman is liable for loss of, or injury to, goods caused by his failure to exercise such care and diligence in regard to the goods as a careful and vigilant owner of the goods of the same bulk, quality and value would exercise in the custody of them in similar conditions."

ֳ֬ , ֲֻ֟ ֮ ו ִֵ, ִ֮ , ߿֮ ״ֻ֮ ָ ߿֮ ״ֻ ױ ׻ ֵ ֮֮ , ֻ , օ ׻֋ ֮֯ ֟ , ֿ ֌ ֻ ״ֻ ֻ ֲָ ״ֻ, ֮ ֮

ִ ׻ ֵ Warehousing Corporation ֻ ָ warehousing business ָ Chapter-II ׻ , ֜ , "The Authority may not grant a certificate of registration under this section unless it is satisfied that the warehouse in respect of which the application has been made has adequate facilities and safeguards required to warehouse the goods of the nature specified in the application and the applicant satisfies the financial, managerial and other eligibility criteria and competence as may be prescribed." ...(Time-bell)

ֳ֬ ( ӟ ֛פ): ֯ ִֵ ִ֯ ֵ

֮֕ן ֤: , և ֟ ֵ ?

ֳ֬: , և ֟ ֵ , ֯ ֮ ֮ ? ...(־֮֬)

ֵָ : և ָ , ֯ ֤ߵ ӡ ִ֬ ׾֯ ֮־֤ פ־ ו֋ ֯ ܵ ָָ ֙ ܵ ֋ ܵ ׾֯ߵ ֙ ܵ ֋

ֳ֬: ֯ ֮־֤ ֯ ן

3h/psv ָ

PSV-RSS/3H/6.10

֮֕ן ֤ : ׻֋, ֳ֬ , ײֻ ָ ־֮ ״֡ ӡ ֵ ֵ ײֻ ָ ֮ ׾֬ ״ֻ֮ ֻ ֮ ׾֬ ״ֻ֮ ֻ ָ ֋ , ָ ןֻֻ ӡ , ֟ ֻ ֳ֬ , ֯ ֮ ו֋ ֮ ֯ Ware House ֮, ֮ ָ , ֮֮ , ו ֮ ֣ ָ ֻ , purpose ֟ ֋օ ׻֋ ֯ ֮ ׻֙ ֻ , ֯ ָ ֺ ד֋ ֯ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ֳ֬ ( ӟ ֛פ): ֯ ֮־֤ ֮֯ ֮ ֟ disciplined way ߅ - ֮־֤ Now, Shri Ravula Chandra Sekar Reddy.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY : Sir, I will be more disciplined.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr. Reddy, you have a very little time. Can you tell me how much time you will take?

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY : Sir, I will take 3-4 minutes.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: No problem. Go ahead.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, the scope of this Bill is very limited, but, I am afraid, the impact may be more since the intention of the Bill is to recognise the receipts provided by the Warehouses Negotiable Instruments. I am afraid that by the time the negotiable instrument changes hand to hand, it may become difficult for the ultimate purchaser of the document, and though it intends to increase the liquidity in rural areas, increase scientific warehousing of goods, lower cost of financing, improve supply chain, enhance rewards for grading, quality and better price list management, in turn, will result in higher returns to farmers and better services to consumers. Sir, my primary suggestion to the hon. Minister is, to review the performance of existing warehouses and the utility of these warehouses by the farmers since in our area, it is the habit of the farmers to sell their produce on the thrashing floor itself owing to many reasons. They must have taken agricultural credit from the private money lenders. They will have to shell down the money for seeds, fertilizer etc. It is the tradition in our area to sell the produce on the thrashing floor, and due to lack of post-harvest mechanism in our country, people are habituated to sell like that only. For whose benefit are you going to enact this legislation? Who will benefit out of it? If it is in the larger interest of the farmers, I request you to once again review the performance of the kisan credit cards scheme. They are not of much use to the farmers right now, I believe. They are going into the private lenders trap as the institutional financing, though marginally increased, it is not up to the required status. I request the hon. Minister to concentrate on that. You are going to create a Warehousing Regulatory Authority by spending Rs. 2 crore a year as recurring expenditure, and you are going to provide funds for them under clause 37 by way of taxes, by way of collection through these warehouses, and you are going to deposit the money with the Regulatory Authority, consisting of the Chiarman and two other members. For whose benefit will this Regulatory Authority work? I have gone through the entire Bill and its aims and objects also. I have gone through the financial memorandum. But nowhere it is mentioned, though in the initial stage, it is mentioned that it is for the larger interest of the farming community, I believe that less than 30 per cent of farmers are utilising the existing warehouses. There was a scheme in the NDA Government that the godowns were built with the help of the FCI and they were given 7 years guarantee period for that, and the utilisation charges or the utility will be vested with the Government of India through FCI. What happened to that scheme? (contd. by 3j)

MKS-HMS/6.15/3J

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (CONTD.): What happened to that scheme; whether it is still existing; if so; what exactly is the return from that scheme; what is the impact on the farming community--I would like to know all these things from the hon. Minister.

And, finally, Sir, I request him to concentrate on the aspect of providing cold storage chains, and also on the post-harvesting mechanism, and provide more agricultural credit to the farmers, specifically to the small and marginal farmers belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. They are in a debt trap. They are going to the moneylenders. Please concentrate on these aspects. With these words, I support this Bill, Sir. (Ends)

0 ֻ ֤ : ֳ֬ , ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ׾ֿ ׻֟ ֟, ןֻֻ ָָ, ־ ָ֮ ֮ ֙ ׸š ֤ ֮֕ן ֤ ֳָ ו֮ ֮ 滵 ־ ײֻ ֮ ׻֋ פ

00 ׻ֵ ֮־֤ ו֮ ד֙ 5 ״֮֙ ֮ ־ֲ

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): No, no; you take your own time.

0 ֻ ֤ : , ֤ߵ ֟ ֮ ֿ֋ ֮ ָ׳ Ӳ֮ Ù؛ ׸ ָ ֳ Ù Ù Ù ֯ , ֳ ׾ָ֓ ׻֋ ֋ , ָָ Ù؛ Ù ֻ ֵ ־ - Ù؛ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֋, respective states ֮ ־ ֤ ׾ פ֮ Ù ײֻ opposition

, ײֻ ֮ ܵ ֤ ֮ ֑ ִ֬ ֮ ֤ , ֲ ֮ ֮ ֕ ָ֕ ֟ , ֟ ִֵ ֕ 滵 ִ֬ ֮ , ֮ ֕ ֓ ׻և-֜և ־ã , ֮ ׸ָ ָ֓ ָ ֓ ָ ִֵ ֮ ֤, ֮ ֕ ״ֻ, ײֻ ־ã ָ ֮ ִ֮ Ù ֟ ִֵ ֤ 滵 ߤ ״ֻ ֋ ߤ ָ֬ ָ nearest banks ָ financial institutions , ױ ֲ ֕ ߴ֟ ָ֕ ֜ ֋ , ֮ ״ֻ֟ օ ֕ ֤ ܵ ֣ þָ ־ֵ ֻ ףֵ ״ֻ ֟ (3 /֕ ָ ֿ:)

3K/KLG/6.20

0 ֻ ֤ (֟) : -֛ , ָ ׻֋ ֟ , ֲֻ ֟ ֓և , ֲ ָ։ ׸ߙ ׿֋ֻ Ù ִ , ׮׿֟ ָ ֮ ֲֻ֟ , ׾ ֣ ֣ ָ ֮ כÙ ׻֋ ׻֋ ֬ , כÙ ֵ֓ օ כ ׮׿֟ ֱ , Ӿ ӓֵ֟ ו֮ ֮ ׾֬ , ׮׿֋ֻ Ù ִ֬ ׮׿֟ ֵ֤ օ

ֳ֬ , ֟ ֮ Ӳ֮ ֤ Ӥ ֮ օ ֯ ִ֬ ֟ ֮֟ ߋ ָָ ֲ 2004 ֮ և , ִֵ ָ։ ֮ 2001 92 ױ ֻ , ֲ ֮֯ ֢ ßӟ׸ , ִֵ ױ ֙ 32 ָ ֻ ֵ օ ֯ ֤ ֟֟ 2004 2007 ֟-֟ ֕ ָ։ ֮ ױ 32 150 ֵ ׻֋ ֤ Ӥ ֮ ִ ָ ָָ ֯ ׾ ׸ ֯ ֮ , ׻ֵ ֟ ־ ָ֕Ӥ֕ , ֮֯ ײֻ ָ ָ ־ֻ ֋ ߴӟ ֮ ִõ , ߿ֻ֮ ָ։ ׮ִ ָָ , ӛָ ִõ ָ ֮֯ ־ֻ ֛ ֟Դ֮ ߛ Ù ӛָ ד֟ ֵ ױ ֮֯ 40 ָ ӛָ ֵ ָ ָ֕ ֮ , ײ֓׻֋ ֵ ױ ֮֯ ޙ ׻Ù ׾ֵ ֯ ֤ ֮֟ , Ù ׻Ù , ޙ ׻Ù , ֲꌙ ׮ֵ֮ ׻Ù ֮֯ ֕ ָָ ֻ և, ֟ , ֕ ָָ ֻ և ֕ ָָ

, ָֻֻ ֯ ־ֻ ־ֲ ־ֻ ־ֲ וû֮ ׻֋ ֵ , ׿֋ײ׻֙ ָ։ ׸ߙ ֻ ֣ ֟Դ֮ ֛ ִ օ ޙ 46, ָ ޙ 9 ׮ֵ֮ ׻Ù ֲꌙ , ֯ ֟ פօ ׾֬ ֮ כו֙ ָ ָ։ ָ ָ֯ ֮ , ...(־֮֬)..

. . ׻ֵ : ӡ , ֲ֮ ִ֣Ԯ פ ..(־֮֬)

3/- ָ

aka-vk/3l/6:25

00 ׻ֵ (֟) : ֳ֬ , ֳ ׾֬ ִ֣Ԯ , ׾ָ ..(־֮֬)..

ֵָ : ָ, ןֻֻ ָָ , ָָ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֬ ( ӟ ֛פ) : ֯ ֤ ִֵ ֲָ , ӡ ֮ ו֋ ӡ - ״֮֙ ֮ ֟ ֟

00 ׻ֵ : ֳ֬ , ֮ ׾֬ ָ ו֮֟ , ֲ֮ ִ֣Ԯ , ֯ ־ , ֲ ֯ , ־ ֮ ֋, 5:00 ֕ ֤ ֵԾ ã֟ ֮ ִֵ ֮ և ֯ ׸

0 ֻ ֤ : ֳ֬ , ־ ̸֕Ӥ֕ , Ù ֟ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֬ ( ӟ ֛פ) : ֯ ӡ ֮ ו֋

0 ֻ ֤ : ֯ ֮ ֤ ִֵ , ױ ֜ -

ֳ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ־ ָ ָָ ׮׿֟ ײֻ ֤ ׮ִֵ-֮ ֮֟ ִֵ ֻ ӳ־ , ־ ָָ ֻ ֋, ֲ ָָ ֮ ֮֋߅

Ӥ ֟ ֣ ִ֟ ֤ ֟ ײֻ ֮ ֻ ִֵ ֮ ָ , 000 ָָ ֮ ׮ִִ ִ ׻ֵ֟ ֜և ֋, ִ֤ ֜և ֋, ֟ , ֳ֬ , ֤ ײֻ ֟ օ

׻֟ ֟ : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֬ , ׮־ ֮ ֟ , ָ ָ ־ֲ ֋ ׾ֵ ֋օ ָ Ù؛ ״֙ , օ

ֳ֬ : ֯ ־ֲ ֋, ӡ

׻֟ ֟ : ֟֋ ֺ, ָ Ͽ ׸ ֋

ֳ֬ : פ

0 ֻ ֤ : ֯ ߕ , ֯ ־ֲ ״ֻ ֋ ׸ Ù؛ ״֙ , ֮ Ù ֮ ׻ֵ , ֯ ׳֕־

ֳ֬ : ֲ ־ֲ ו֋օ

0 ֻ ֤ : , ָ


THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): The question is:-

That the Bill to make provisions for the development and regulation of warehouses, negotiability of warehouse receipts, establishment of a warehousing development and regulatory authority and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

The motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 to 55 were added to the Bill.

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the title were added to the Bill.

DR. AKHILESH PRASAD SINGH: Sir, I move:-

That the Bill be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

NOMINATION TO JOINT COMMITTEE ON OFFICES OF PROFIT.

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I have to report to the House the following message received from the Lok Sabha, signed by the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha:-

"I am directed to inform you that Lok Sabha, at its sitting held on Wednesday, the 22nd August, 2007, adopted the following motion:-

"That this House do recommend to Rajya Sabha that Rajya Sabha do elect one member of Rajya Sabha, in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote, to the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit in the vacancy caused by the retirement of Shri P.G. Narayanan, member, Rajya Sabha and do communicate to this House the name of the member so elected by Rajya Sabha to the Joint Committee."

 

2. I am to request that the concurrence of Rajya Sabha in the said motion, and also the name of the member of Rajya Sabha appointed to the Joint committee, may be communicated to this House."

(Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned till 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, the 23rd August, 2007.

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The House then adjourned at thirty minutes

past six of the clock till eleven of the clock

on Thursday, the 23rd August, 2007.

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