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New Gift to aam admi :Onion prices

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Osiris, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    'UPA Govt's pro-market policy to be blamed for rising prices'

    NEW DELHI: The UPA government has failed to check the spiralling prices of food items and other essential commodities as it has "totally surrendered" before the market forces, the CPI said today.

    "Onion prices have reached extremely high levels in all parts of the country. The prices of all food items have also shown similar increases in the recent past. The price of milk has also been raised, along with the fuel prices," CPI national secretary D Raja said here.

    "As the prices go higher and higher, the government stands as a mute spectator, reflecting its helplessness before the market forces. The government has totally surrendered before the market forces," he said.

    Observing that both Houses of Parliament had adopted unanimous resolution that the rising prices have had an adverse impact on the people, Raja said the government needs to take action to check the spiralling prices.

    "Instead it is making excuses that hoarding is the reason for the high prices of onions. If that is true, then it should have taken action," he said.

    "Government should have also informed Parliament about what steps it had taken to check prices,

    'UPA Govt's pro-market policy to be blamed for rising prices' - The Economic Times
     
  2. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India buying back onions from Pakistan after exporting tonnes

    CHANDIGARH/PUNE: After exporting onions to Pakistan, India is now buying some back.

    Traders are importing onions from across the border to take advantage of the vegetable's soaring prices in the domestic market. Onion prices have more than doubled over the past few days and crossed Rs 75 a kg in some wholesale markets.

    On Monday, the government suspended export of the vegetable until January 15 to cool the prices. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) in Delhi.

    The ban came as 12 trucks loaded with onions arrived at the Attari-Wagah border. This was the first import of the vegetable via the land route in 12 years. One truck carries 10-15 tonnes of goods. Some traders put the cost of landed onion at Rs 18-20 per kg.

    India had exported thousands of tonnes of onion to Pakistan earlier this year when the country was trying to recover from catastrophic floods. But the country is now facing a severe crunch of the vegetable as unseasonal rains have destroyed the crop in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

    "Foreseeing a poor crop in the country and current high prices, we are importing onion from Pakistan through the land route," said Amritsar-based trader Rajdeep Uppal, who has signed contracts to import over 500 tonnes.

    The vegetable is priced between Rs 30 and Rs 35 a kg in most wholesale markets in Maharashtra.

    Onion is selling for Rs 45-50 a kg in Delhi. But in some markets, such as Sangli in Maharashtra, the vegetable touched Rs 75 a kg on Monday. It was priced at Rs 10 a kg in wholesale trade around this time last year.

    "The quantity of onions coming from Bijapur in Karnataka has reduced significantly and this is reflecting in prices," said Tanaji Patil, auction chief at Sangli Agricultural Produce Market Committee.

    A trader at Azadpur Mandi in Delhi, Asia's largest fruit and vegetable wholesale market, said onion prices would continue to firm up until February.

    "Prices will fall when new crop from Pune belt starts," said Naraan Das of Hemant Trading Company. Some traders, however, said the prices could come down sooner if the government withdraws the 7% import duty on onions.

    India buying back onions from Pakistan after exporting tonnes - The Times of India
     
  3. Karthic Sri

    Karthic Sri <b>STAR MEMBER of the MONTH</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    Onion - Damn who cares about it ?? What impact it has on the lives of the ordinary Indian.??

    Same with Petrol.

    But hey lets chase the mythical Chimera called the Saffron Terror because 3 crude bombs have alleged to be planted in a time of about 5 years which is an existential threat to the country and affects the Aam Admi in a huge way in his daily hand-to-mouth existence.
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Why selling it to pakistan?? :angry:
     
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    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    we exported it during the time of floods in Pakistan...
     
  6. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    personally am happy with the price rise

    1)as a farmer increasing price will benefit

    2) congress bashing :lol:
     
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    1) Farmers never get the benefit of spike in market prices, it is always the commodity traders that benefit.

    2) So, the suffering of common people is alright, as long as political parties can gain benefit from it?
     
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    Oh you mean just the way a "proposed Ram temple" affects the Aam Admi in a huge way in his daily hand-to-mouth existence? :rolleyes:

    It is amazing to see how rivers of crocodile tears for "aam aadmi" start running every time a certain political party is sitting on opposition bench.

    The article states that truckloads of Onions were coming in at the waggah border.
     
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    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    no there are cooperative societies here ,and we will get good prices also

    suffering of people is due to the bad policies of current government,so will only blame them
     
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    In your earlier post you said that you are "happy" as suffering of people will give you an opportunity for "Congress bashing". That just shows the mentality of communists.

    Communists do not wish people to progress economically and the nation to prosper, instead they want people to suffer so that they can get to power by exploiting poverty of the masses.
     
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    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    as a farmer am happy with the rise in price,where did i say am happy with suffering of people?

    salute to ur great knowledge,so u claim poverty is only in communist ruled states?communist wish prosperty of people of entire country not of few individual (like tata's ambani's)...states where communists ruled like kerala is much better than other states in terms of poverty,social justice,equality..etc
     
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    Karthic Sri <b>STAR MEMBER of the MONTH</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    Digression. The topic here is the misplaced priorities of the 'Ruling party' that concentrates more on its vote bank politics than on petrol price or food price. Not about the priorities of a socio-cultural org that is not in power or in politics.

    Shedding tears for the aam admi is supposed to be the duty of the ruling party and if they forget it and pursue their own agenda its upto the opposition to remind that. What is that is so difficult for you to understand there ?
     
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    Refer to post # 6, where you claim the "price rise" gives you an opportunity for Congress bashing.

    Never made any such claim.
     
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    Coltsfan <b>SENIOR MEMBER</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    I am the one digressing?

    Here, let me quote from your first post in the thread and then we can discuss who is in the digression mode.



    I am guessing you would not considering bringing up the topic of "saffron terror and 3 crude bombs" in this thread as digression, now would you?

    Pot calling the kettle black it seems.
     
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    chachachoudhary Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Farmers? No way. Only traders and middlemen with political connections get all the profits. Poor farmers have only 2 options, sell their produce to the traders at whatever prices they are offered or let the produce rot in their fields.
     
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