Future agricultural crisis – Corporate farming

Future agricultural crisis – Corporate farming

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Corporate Farming

There has been talk of turning agriculture into an industry for many years. But now due to corporate interests, preparations to implement it have started appearing loudly.

Indigenous and foreign institutions like the World Trade Organization, including the states and central governments, want to liberate the farmers from the burden of farmers and in other limited agricultural land, to generate profits for the markets through adequate production. In such a situation, farming is now becoming a business of corporate rather than farmers.

It seems that now India will not be called a country of farmers. Farming will be done here, but not by the farmers, there will be huge corporates who do the farming. Today’s Annadata farmers will have the status of those bonded laborers or slaves, who will feed on their own lands at the behest of corporates to satisfy their hunger.

Corporate taking more interest

This is the thinking behind the policies and schemes being implemented for farming and farmers in the country at this time. Corporate interests first conspiracies broke the rural industry system of the country and closed all the industries of the villages. Local producers were pitted against customers.

Through advertisements, the goods made in local industries were promoted as cheap and expensive and the company production was cheap and quality and the shops here were filled with the company’s products. Local traders also left no stone unturned in this conspiracy. He axed himself at the feet of his business and indigenous industries and handed him over to the corporate. Corporates are now occupying one after another on industry, trade and farming.

He had already captured natural resources, industry and trade. Now they want to occupy agriculture so that it can produce raw materials for corporate industries and necessary for trade in the world.

In the interest of corporate farming, arguments were made for the lack of capital with small farmers, unprofitable farming in small holdings, inability to do mechanical and technical farming etc. It was said that farmers doing family farming are not able to increase production. Under the guise of this argument, the corporates got into farming by providing land, loans, fertilizers, machinery and technology etc. The farmers by taking direct ownership or land on lease or long lease or by contracting with the farmers group.

Schemes and Benefits

Corporates want to control the farming land, agricultural production, purchase of agricultural products, storage, processing, marketing, import-export etc. To meet the physical needs of specific sections of the world. We also want to cultivate biofuels, fruits, flowers or food grains keeping in mind the global market.

The crops from which they will get maximum benefit will be produced and sold at their own terms and prices. Policies and laws are being made to reorganize and facilitate production systems for policy improvement in accordance with contract farming and corporate farming.

Through the second Green Revolution, the government is making a system for contract farming, corporate farming through modern technology, capital investment, agricultural mechanization, bio-technology and GM crops, e-nam etc.

Agreement and Schemes for the Farmers

WTO Agreement, Experimental Projects of Corporate Farming, Contract Farming Law, Foreign Investment in Agriculture and Crop Insurance Scheme, Efforts to remove the Farmers’ Guardian Ceiling Law, Agreement with Israel for Modern Farming, Mechanization of Farming, Biotechnology and GM Crops Entry to, global expansion of agricultural markets, increase in loan amount. I

Illegal seizure of farming on inability to repay loans, chain of sales of agricultural products, supermarket, organic fuel, jatropha, sugarcane and fruits for ethanol, floriculture Recommendations to promote etc., export-oriented corporate farming and the obligation of supply of food grains in the global market under the Agricultural Agreement of the World Trade Organization, etc., all together, make clear the picture of corporate farming.

Presently, domestic and foreign multinational companies Rothshield, Reliance, Pepsi, Kargil, Global Green, Rallies, ITC, Godrej, Meri Ko etc., Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra , Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, etc. Mango, cashew, chiku, apple, litchi, potato, tomato, mushroom, maize etc. are being cultivated.

Youth Contribution for the Farmers

Most of the highly educated youth working in modern farming, selling vegetables in small shops, processing, etc.. Are working on practical projects to set up corporate system.

The Ceiling Act prohibits any person or company in India from buying, keeping, or holding more than a farm. Due to this, it is not possible for corporate houses to directly take over agriculture. Therefore, efforts are being made to change the ceiling law.

In some states, research and development, agri-business firms have been allowed to buy farming for export-oriented farming. Somewhere where agriculture has been purchased in the name of the directors or employees of the companies. Elsewhere the state governments have leased out the nominal amount Land is given. Permission is being given to buy or rent wastelands.

To double the income of farmers in agriculture. NITI Aayog’s suggestion is that if the number of today’s farmers is reduced by putting farmers from agriculture to non-agricultural businesses. Then the income of the remaining farmers will automatically double.

The Commission overview

The Commission says that the income of farmers can be increased considerably by putting the agricultural workforce into non-agricultural activities. If the number of cultivators kept decreasing, the available agricultural income would be distributed among fewer farmers.

He further states that in fact some farmers have started leaving the agricultural sector and many others are looking for suitable opportunities to leave agriculture. The number of farmers will have to be reduced from 14.62 crores to 11.95 crores by 2022. For which 2.4 percent of farmers have to be linked to non-agricultural employment every year.

According to a report, today about 40 percent of the farmers in the country are ready to sell their farming. The Union Finance Minister said in Parliament that the government wants to limit the number of farmers to 20 percent. That is, these 20 percent farmers will be the only ones who will be able to buy farming from the poor farmers of the country and who will be able to use capital, modern technology and mechanical farming.

This possibility is not for those farmers who are unable to feed the family due to plunder in agriculture. This means that the farming of 100% farmers of today will be transferred to the capitalists and those farmers will be corporate.

To increase the number of farmers to 20 percent. Such situations are being created that the farmer will give up farming either voluntarily or by force or adopt such methods by which the farmers can be trampled. By not giving the value of hard work to the farmer, the government wants to keep the farm deal with losses so that it can be forced to leave the farm by increasing the burden of debt.

The Future of the farmers are in danger

The way for corporate farming is being made through contract farming for farmers who will not quit farming. For the dams, industries and infrastructure in the country. Crores of hectares of land has already come out of the hands of farmers.

Now the remaining land will gradually go to the corporates who have gone on a mission to capture agriculture in the world. It has been a corporate policy to make the system of plunder legal and permanent and authorized.

When the British Raj was established in India. The system of plunder was made by the Zamindari law. Farmers were looted by paying rent. Contract farming is a new form of corporate farming zamindari. Now it is not just rent. But at every stage of farming. Farming is being plundered by making a system of loot. The country is losing food security, self-sufficiency forever. This reflection is also a big threat to national security. India is again being held in the chains of slavery.

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