- There is a meeting of farmers in Junagadh, Gujarat on Monday 17th February 2020
- A number of trade agreements are likely to be signed in February when US President Donald Trump visits India
Gandinagar, 16 February 2020
Sagar Rabari, a farmer leader of Gujarat, believes that the proposed Indo-US trade agreement will be an anti-farmer move of the Modi government.
“Farmers in Gujarat will oppose Donald Trump. How to protest There is a meeting of farmers in Junagadh, Gujarat on Monday 17th February 2020, in which the form of protest will be decided. The farmers of Gujarat will protest, but how to do that will be decided now”, Sagar Rabari, president of Gujarat Farmer Unity Forum, said.
Trump scared farmers
Sagar Rabari, said, “A number of trade agreements are likely to be signed in February when US President Donald Trump visits India. India’s farmers fear the US is looking for new markets for export of agricultural products to protect its agricultural sector, with agricultural trade agreements at the top of it.”
The reason for this panic is the ongoing negotiations between India and the US, where negotiations are being held on agriculture. On November 13, 2019, a meeting was held between India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representative Robert Lightizer, initially discussing the trade agreement. he said
Preparation of a farming protest from November
In the third week of November 2019, the U.S. The business delegation visited India, during which the Indo-US trade agreement was discussed in detail. If this trade agreement is signed, then the milk products made by farmers in the US, apples, walnuts, almonds, soybeans, wheat, maize, poultry products will be imported into India with very low taxes, which will have serious consequences on Indian farmers.
The National Farmers’ Union will hold a nationwide protest on February 17 to warn the central government about the ill effects of farmers. On February 17, a statement will be delivered to the Prime Minister to more than 200 district government officials.
America is looking for a big market in India
Sagarr said that Shiv Kumar Kakaji, National Convener of the National Farmers Federation, believe that America’s farmers and agricultural companies are facing economic hardship due to the trade war between the United States and China and rising agricultural production and declining agricultural exports to the United States. America’s agricultural development depends on exports.
US agricultural exports increased 1% to $ 140 billion in 2018, while on the other hand, US agricultural imports increased 6% to $ 129 billion. Thus, in the agricultural sector, the US. Trade profits were only $ 11 billion, the lowest in the last 14 years. US The decline in agricultural exports has led to the fall in the prices of agricultural products in the domestic market. Now America is looking for a new market.
India reduces agricultural subsidies, increases Trump
In India, most farmers are forced to sell at prices lower than their prices, which means negative subsidies, which has resulted in rising debt on farmers and forced farmers to commit suicide. On the one hand, the Modi government of the Center is talking about doubling the income of farmers by 2022, on the other hand the US. If you negotiate a trade agreement with the US to benefit the farmers, then the Indian farmers will suffer the consequences.
America is increasing agricultural subsidies, says Sagar Rabari. Manmohan Singh was not signing, the present government has signed a contract. Export incentives were about to stop what America is giving. Which was not signed by Manmohan Singh for 10 years. Now Modi is likely to sign and sign the next agreement.
Beginning with Obama, Trump will end
Sagar said, Obama had signed an agreement with Modi on import export. So the prices of farming are falling. American traders are increasing their agricultural product sales in India. So prices are falling in India. Oilseeds and oilseeds are on the rise, and the trade gap is declining. The fee trade agreement will be signed by the two countries.
American farmers will come with cheaper goods
Negotiations have been taking place since November. If that comes true, the duty on import duty will be gone. There will be import of milk, soy, Rs, cheap. Livestock will have a big impact. Small industrial units will be affected. India took the lead in not signing the WTO. India has slipped out of it. Sagar Rabari said.
1 lakh rupees against America’s 1 rupee
The Government of India is investing Rs 1 rupees for agriculture, as against the US government investing 100,000 rupees for agriculture. Now Narendra Modi himself has signed an agreement with Trump and asks the Indian farmer to compete against the American farmer. As a result there will be more suicide and unemployment. He said.
Trapped in China, will fill India
Tramp is trapped in competition with China, China does not budge, its profits in trade with India are only sustained. After some backlash, some imports did not change their profits even after imposing duty on them, so with the intention of having a “Free Trade Agreement” with India, the Government of India sat under pressure to sign the agreement. Is. India’s commerce minister has been in talks since last November.
One of the biggest impacts of this agreement will be to the farmers, livestock, dairy industry and small businesses of GIDC in India. Together with the RCEP slander, the US has come to a halt when it comes to fighting. Little did people know that this slavery was once again the same way we welcomed the British in the defeat of Jhansi. The secret behind the noise that is about to open the world’s largest stadium, is the agreement. The sound of the stadium is suppressed. He said in the end.