Friday, February 29, 2008

एक आम अर्थसंकल्प...!

निवडणूक डोळ्यासमोर ठेवूनच यंदाचा केंद्रीय अर्थसंकल्प तयार करण्यात आला आहे, असे विरोधकांच्या सुरात सूर मिसळून म्हणता येईल। पण खरे तर त्यात चूक काय आहे? देशातील सर्वसामान्य माणसाच्या फायद्याचा तो असेल, तर त्यात खरेच चूक काय आहे?

केंद्रीय अर्थमंत्री पी। चिदंबरम यांनी आज त्यांच्या कारकीर्दीतील सातवा आणि संयुक्त पुरोगामी आघाडी सरकारचा पाचवा व शेवटचा अर्थसंकल्प मांडला. अर्थसंकल्प मांडून झाला, की मग तो किती चांगला व लोकोपयोगी आहे व त्यामुळे सर्वसामान्य जनतेचे आयुष्य किती सुखमय होणार आहे, असे सत्ताधारी पक्ष आणि त्यांच्या मित्रपक्षांनी बोलावे व विरोधकांनी अर्थसंकल्प कसा जनताद्रोही व लोकांच्या तोंडाला पाने पुसणारा व चलनवाढीस चालना देणारा वगैरे वाभाडे काढावेत, अशी आपल्याकडील परंपरा आहे. ते नियमानुसार आता सुरूही झाले आहे. पण खरेच हा अर्थसंकल्प कसा आहे?



नेहमीप्रमाणे "रुपया असा आला आणि असा गेला', "हे स्वस्त आणि हे महाग' किंवा मग जडजंबाल आर्थिक परिभाषा टाळून बोलायचे झाल्यास आजचा हा अर्थसंकल्प नेहमीपेक्षा अतिशय वेगळा होता! अर्थसंकल्पाला ग्रंथांप्रमाणे अर्पणपत्रिका असेल, तर ती नक्कीच "या देशातील मध्यमवर्ग आणि शेतकऱ्यास सादर अर्पण' अशीच असेल! संयुक्त पुरोगामी आघाडीचा केवळ "आम आदमी'साठी तयार केलेला हा पहिलाच अर्थसंकल्प असावा.

भारतासारख्या कृषिप्रधान देशात (हा देश "आयटीप्रधान, बीपीओप्रधान' आहे असा गैरसमज नसावा..) शेतकरी हाच आर्थिक नियोजनाचा केंद्रबिंदू असला पाहिजे, हे तत्त्वतः सर्वांनाच मान्य असते. या अर्थसंकल्पात शेतकऱ्यांच्या दुखण्यांवर किमान मलमपट्टी करण्याचा प्रयत्न करण्यात आली आहे. सुमारे तीन कोटी अल्पभूधारक व छोट्या शेतकऱ्यांना सुमारे ६० हजार कोटी रुपयांची कर्जमाफी करण्याचा निर्णय महत्त्वाचा असला, तरी त्याने शेतीचा आजार काही बरा होणारा नाही. पाटबंधारे योजनांसाठी २० हजार कोटी (म्हणजे गेल्या वर्षीच्या तुलनेत ९ हजार कोटींची वाढ), नॅशनल हॉर्टिकल्चर मिशनला प्रामुख्याने "नारळ-शेती'साठी अकराशे कोटी रूपये, कृषी विमा योजनेसाठी सहाशे ४४ कोटी रूपये अशी काही "फवारणी' चिदंबरम यांनी केली आहे. परंतु शेतीचा या वर्षीचा वाढीचा दर २.६ टक्के अपेक्षित आहे. पण तो निराशाजनक असल्याचे अर्थमंत्र्यांनीच कबूल केले आहे! पतपेढ्या, विविध कार्यकारी सहकारी पतसंस्था, ग्रामीण बॅंका यांनी दिलेल्या कर्जासही माफी देण्याचा निर्णय हा महाराष्ट्रातील शेतकऱ्यांच्या हिताचा ठरणार आहे.

शेती, सामाजिक क्षेत्र, शिक्षण हे या अर्थसंकल्पाच्या केंद्रस्थानी आहेत. शिक्षणासाठीच्या खर्चात तब्बल २० टक्‍क्‍यांनी वाढ करण्यात आली आहे. माहिती-तंत्रज्ञान क्षेत्रास शंभर कोटी रुपये देण्यात आले आहेत. विज्ञानाचा अभ्यास करणाऱ्यांना विविध शिष्यवृत्त्या देणार आहेत. आणखी काही आयआयटी आणि आयआयएम स्थापन करण्यात येणार आहेत. देशातील मध्यमवर्गाने खुश व्हावे, असेच हे प्रस्ताव आहेत.

इन्कमटॅक्‍समध्ये घट की वाढ, काय स्वस्त आणि काय महाग, एवढाच मध्यमवर्गासाठी (अजूनही) अर्थसंकल्पाचा अंतिम अर्थ असतो! चिदंबरम यांनी प्राप्तिकराची मर्यादा वाढविल्यानंतर व छोटी वाहने स्वस्त केल्यानंतर "मोगॅम्बो खुश हुआ!' असेच मध्यमवर्गास झाले आहे.

एकदा हे सगळं झालं, की मग बाकी या अर्थसंकल्पात सांगण्यासारखं फार काही राहातच नाही. संरक्षणासाठीच्या तरतुदींत दहा टक्‍क्‍यांनी वाढ, पायाभूत सोयीसुविधा, रस्ते, ऊर्जा आदी क्षेत्रांसाठीच्या काही तरतुदी, ग्रामीण भागाचा विकास, अल्पसंख्याक नागरिक, ईशान्येकडील राज्ये यांच्यासाठी खास योजना आणि निधी... आणि मग संपला अर्थसंकल्प, असे त्याचे एकूण स्वरूप. त्यात व्यापार-उद्योगाकडे काणाडोळा आहे, हे तर स्पष्टच दिसते आहे. तर ते असो.

एकंदर निवडणूक डोळ्यासमोर ठेवूनच हा अर्थसंकल्प तयार करण्यात आला आहे, असे आपणांस विरोधकांच्या सुरात सूर मिसळून म्हणता येईल. पण खरे तर त्यात चूक काय आहे? या देशातील सर्वसामान्य माणसाच्या फायद्याचा तो असेल, तर त्यात खरेच चूक काय आहे?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no harm in loan subsidy to farmer. Any sensitive person will support it by heat.

But have you ever thought , who is paying these 60000 crores Rupess?

it is a middle class , common man who pays it taxes regulerly.

So it is your money which is supporting the farmers daily life.

Hats off to common tax payer..

Prof. Dipak Tatpuje said...

Technology assisted education can be improved by putting slashed prices of laptop, computer, data cards and mdoems. Proposed corporation on Skills in the budegt fives new direction in the field of training of rural youths. Provision of Funds for "State Level Data Centres" will be useful to enhance SWAN. "National Knowledge Network" will be supportive to the Knowledge Commission in the days of Knowledge Economy. Importance to the Innovations in science, Schlorships to IIScRs at Pune, Mohali and Kolkatta may increase the interest in reaserch of basic sciences. By all Means budget gives good direction to the field of education.
Prof. Dipak Tatpuje
Vocational Counselor & IT Expert,
Satara
Awardee U. P. Govt. National Award

Kulkarni Prafulla said...

Loan subsidy to farmer?? Thats good, but is that long term solution? And how many farmers take loan from banks? Rather how many banks give loan to small farmers? Who is providing money for all this? Mr PC? You know the answer.

Now industry is slowing down. What provision PC has done for that? I don’t see anything. Then after couple of years aam admi will cry for loosing jobs. Then again PC will distribute money to all jobless ppl(If atall same govt remains in power). Again aam admi is happy because he got money. But what is root cause? Can someone fix it?

Same thing has happened with farmers. They are getting short term benefits. What about long term? Where is technology/infrastructure in farming? Can PC do something for that?

Good for taxpayers. But then he will take it back from some other means.

captsubh said...

While it cannot be denied that the living bankrupt poor farmers,who availed of loans [& few of whom,in desperation,committed suicides],will get some relief,the largesse of the astounding figure of Rs.60000/ crores of farmers' loans being written off by the FM is ridiculously colossal!
२]There is every need & justification to go deep into how & why such a situation arose in the first place!Has the Vaidyanathan report fixed the responsibility for the causes?
पण ३००-४०० कोटी रुपयांची किरकोळ खिरापत वाटल्याच्या आविर्भावात ६०००० कोटी रुपयांची कर्जे माफ़ करणार ही बातमी ऐकून चरकायला झाले!
3]As the first anonymous commentator & Shri.Prafulla Kulkarni have pointed out,how has this colossal amount been collected except through the medium of all kinds of taxes on the common man & the middle class?
4]The agricultural minister too has got to answer how such situations are allowed to arise?
5]The budgets are always prepared keeping in view the electoral prospects of the ruling coalition so as to remain in power perpetually.
६]गेली कांही वर्षे आयकराची व्याप्ती व slab आकारणी बदलावी म्हणून ओरड होउनसुद्धा तीच ठेवण्यात आली होती.
पुढच्या वर्षीच्या निवडणुकांच्यावर डोळा ठेवून ती या वर्षी उशीर कां होइना महागाईत होरपळलेल्या मध्यमवर्गाला,ग्रुहिणीना व ६५ वर्षापुढच्या ज्येष्ठ नागरिकांना दिलासा देणारी झाली याबद्दल मात्र अर्थमंत्र्याचे अभिनंदन!
७]सहकारी पतपेढ्या व साखर कारखाने आजारी झाल्यावर त्यांना[व त्यांच्या राजकीय संचालकांना] वाचवण्याकरता सरकारच्या तिजोरीतील "आम जनतेच्या पैशाने" कोट्यावधी रुपयांची पेकेजेस वाटणे सर्रास चालूच आहे!त्यातलाच हा आणखी एक प्रकार होउ नये म्हणजे झाले!
8]"Prevention is better than cure" या म्हणीच्या अर्थाकडे या सुपीक जमिनींच्या देशाच्या कृषीमंत्र्यांनी व अर्थमंत्र्यांनी जास्त लक्ष दिले असते तर इतक्या प्रचंड रकमांची कर्जे माफ़ करावी लागली नसती!
असो,तुर्ततरी शेतक-यांना दिलासा मिळो व त्यांच्या आत्महत्त्या पूर्णपणे थांबून त्यांनी आणखी चांगली पिके पिकवावी तसेच याचा प्रचंड फ़ायदा राजकारण्यांना व मधल्या दलालांना होवू नये अशी आशा व प्रार्थना करूया!

Anonymous said...

It is necessary and inportant to plan for Long Term Benefit to the Farmers rather than the Short Term Support of Loan waiver. Government MUST make efforts and fiscl planning whereby the Farming should turn to be a `Profitable Business' that would enrich both the farming community and the economy as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Any highlights for NRI's investment in INDIA? USA/UK now giving more interest on deposits. Will the NRI's get back their money into USA/UK for more interest? The NDA government has taxed interest on NRE Deposits in INDIA. Has this changed or reduced? No highlight on this, as to what the Finaice Minister see the Foreign Reserves in INDIA are because of NRI/Migrants.

If there is no change, NRI's has more options to invest now in DUBAI/USA as the people of Gujarat are doing. The appeasement programs of government of India is making lazy people more lazy and not to put any efforts. Discarding loan will make loaners more lazy.

Anonymous said...

India would have made 20% growth per year if there were no reservations, long term or low interest loans! The educated class is moving out of INDIA which is a big loss to INDIA. Doctors, Engineers, IIT'ans, MBA's, Scientists are finding their way to USA and Europe.

All those are left are Software Engineers in INDIA, who are being used for 1/4 cost by foreign countries for their dirty back office jobs.

Migrants demand Indian food in their migrated countries. Compaines in INDIA are gaining from EXPORTS of INDIAN products to USA/UK and EURPLE. These products are better in quality than those given to INDIAN PUBLIC in INDIA for a price less than in INDIA!
Indian public is the looser again!

Overall the government of INDIA policies (any government) of reservations in education, jobs and free loans for "VOTES" has made INDIA to loose good brains, better life for its own people, and justice for everyone. INDIA is becomming a place where no justice is served on its people.

Anonymous said...

The tax payers pay for nothing in INDIA!

The tax payers put money in the hands of these "Vote Hungry" Politicians, who use the money and get the credit. These politicians has no guts to say this is INDIA - this is our land! Every city is a mess. Look at our roads, look at our water situation, no electricity. we are still fighting for our own land in North-East from China! there are millions of illegals from countries of Nepal and Bangladesh in INDIA. Look at the corruption level in issuance of Ration Cards, Auto Licences, even registration of your own home in your own country!

AAM-AADMI is suffering from his own land, for water, roads, electricity, justice and jobs

Anonymous said...

Exempting the loans for farmers is not a solution to stop the suicides.
The most of the farmers who are doing suicides have taken their loans from Sahukars (Money lenders). The 60000/- How much of it will reach for (or will be used for) the farmer relief and how much of it will go in the politicians and mediators pockets is a very clear and nothing say about that.

I think the loan relief should be conditional, because I am sure that those farmers who will get these exemptions will again take loans use this money for drinking bier (deshi daru), Mataka etc. and again ask for exemptions. They will never be productive. The farmers who will get relief should be controlled over the time from the banks that they don't have any bad habits like drinking bier, eating tobacco, smoking. They should sing such contracts and prove it medically that they are free from it. This will also help in controlling the addictions in our land. Once the farmers are free from addictions they will get more time and even money to concentrate on their framing.
some suggestions....
Rather than full relief the interest charged should be stopped and the farmers should pay the basic amount in small installments. The farmers in trouble should be in their daughters marriage (which is their main concern ), should be give medical assistance so that they will be fit for the farming.

Rather these 600000/- could be better used to provide good infrastructure for farmers like water supply, assured electricity supply for watering the farms, cool houses for preserving the agricultural products, giving more subsidies on good farming equipments and fertilizers and seed, and like that. Providing education courses and training courses for farmers and teach them the advanced farming methods. planning the money.

Secondly the tax reliefs will also not help much. Rather the government should take taxes and invest it (with corruption) for building better infrastructure and control the inflation rates. How many people in India earn even 50000 /- per annum. For them these slab increase will not make any benefit. They want the inflation to be controlled.

Nilesh said...

It is not the way to solve the problems of Farmer by making them free from the loans. It is necessary to know the value of money, we have to go to the root cause, why these farmers are thinking like this , will they need education about Farming , new methods of irrigation & how to lauch their product i.e. crops in to the market. On the other side the retail shops like MORE, Reliance Fresh doing well on farmers products. So it is just a short time solution for farmers , one thing is great that Mr. Chidambaram has focussed on the fields from where farmer can get knowledge like agri development & alloted some money. I think they want to make some sort of solution , they actually know that this is not the way...but still they have 2 do...
Still agood Budget for AAM AADMI & it has to happen in every budget not only the budgets before Election...!!!

Shreenivas Kulkarni said...

People may feel happy that they get benefits from the budget in the form of loan waiver, tax reductions etc. But in the end people pay for it throgh inflation which is already high, Decline in growth rate as stated in Economic Survey. No reforms in last five years by UPA or no measure to now to combat the US recession.

Farmers in Vidarbha need investment and technolgy to increase of cotton production which is 1/3 of that is produced by farmers in Gujrat. If this problem is not solved then the farmers would remain in debt trap for ever and by paying them bribes through loan waiver political parties will try to win elections. Very sad state of affair. It is rather surprising that Primeminister in his pacakge refused to give loan waiver and now he has agreed.

RAJANISH said...

Relief to farmers is a very good thing, Hon.Minister of Agriculture Shri Sharad Pawar says that the money brought from unregistered money lenders, the protection is not available. But if the quantum of such cases are more, then some NGO should make survey and submit the list of farmer (borrower), pvt. money lenders and amount of loan plus Interest thereon to Central/State Govt. and then Govt. should think whether to allow relief to such farmers or not

Neo said...

OK! So who will provide the 60,000 Crore? By what right? Why now? Why one year before elections? And why a joker like Sharad Pawar taking credit for it?

captsubh said...

Astonishing News in Sunday Sakal that the agricultural minister advises farmers NOT TO REPAY loans to "Savkars".
सावकारांची कर्जे बुडवा व त्यासाठी सरकार संरक्षण देईल हे सांगण्याचा हक्क मंत्र्यांना आहे कां?
सावकार ही काळाच्या गरजेप्रमाणे कित्येक वर्षापूर्वी निर्माण झालेली संस्था आहे.पूर्वीच्या काळी पतसंस्थांकडून कर्जे वाटण्याचे प्रमाण अत्यल्प होते,व अडीअडचणीच्या वेळी खेड्यातले सावकारच शेतक-यांच्या व इतरांच्या मदतीला धावून यायचे व तारणाशिवायपण कर्जे द्यायचे.सावकाराच्या दंडूक्याच्या भितीने कर्जे वेळच्यावेळी फ़ेडली जायची!
आता अशा चूकीच्या सल्ल्यामुळे होणारे सावकारांचे नुकसान सरकार भरून देईल कां?
२]हल्लीच्या नव्या उदारी अर्थव्यवस्थेच्या युगात सावकार मागे पडले व त्यांची जागा मोठाल्या बंका,क्रेडिट कार्ड संस्थानी घेतली!गिर्हाईकाच्या/ग्राहकाच्या खिशातील पूंजीवर सर्वांचे लक्ष एकच,पण ती काढून घ्यायचे मार्ग अनेक!
मग राजकारणी लोकांच्या शिकवणीने व सौजन्याने शक्य असेल तर कर्जे बुडविण्याची संवय लागत गेली!
३]सर्वच गोष्टींना सुलभ कर्जे मिळत असल्यामुळे शेतकरीच काय,सामान्य नोकरदारसुद्धा घरे,गाड्या येवढेच नव्हे तर TV,music systems,camera इत्यादि वस्तुंसाठीसुद्धा कर्जे घेवू लागले!
४]कुठल्याहि पदवीसंस्थांमध्ये पदवीदान समारंभाच्या आधीच भावी पदवीधारकांना पहिल्या वर्षी फ़ुकट क्रेडिट कार्डे वाटप चालू होते,म्हणजे नोकरी चालू झाल्यावर लगेच बराचसा तरूण वर्ग कर्जांद्वारे चैनीच्या गोष्टी घ्यायला उद्युक्त होतो व त्याच्या कर्जबाजारीपणाला येथेच सुरू होते!
५]भ्रष्ट पुढारी,राजकारणी व अधिकारी आपली कर्जे व बिले या ना त्या कारणाखाली सतत बुडवत असतात,शिवाय माया जमविण्याकरता पदांचा/अधिकारांचा दुरूपयोग नियमितपणे करत असतात हे पाहून सामान्य माणुसपण त्यांचे अनुकरण करायला धजावतो!
६]रुपये ६०००० कोटी इतक्या प्रचंड रकमेची पूर्ण कर्जे माफ़ करणे हा मुर्खपणाचा कळस आहे!प्रथम वाटले होते की कर्जांवरील न फ़ेडलेली व्याजे माफ़ केली जातील व बाकी रकमा फ़ेडायच्या मुदती गरजेप्रमाणे वाढवून मिळतील तर येथे सरसकट नुसत्या गरीब शेतक-यांचीच नव्हे,तर श्रीमंत शेतक-यांचीपण कर्जे माफ़ करून सरकारने नुसती कमाल/धमालच केली नाही, तर एक अतिशय हानीकारक अनिष्ट पायंडा घालून दिला!
याचा पुढचा निश्चित परिणाम सर्व स्तरांवरच्या लोकांची सर्व प्रकारची कर्जे माफ़ करा म्हणून ओरड सुरू होणार!
७]देश आपलाच आहे,जमिनी आपल्याच आहेत,सरकार आपलेच आहे,पतसंस्था आपल्याच आहेत तर सर्व कांही लूटून नेण्यात कांहीच गैर नाही ही संकल्पना फ़ोफ़ावत चालली आहे!
पण सामान्य माणसाने स्वतःचे ठेवलेले पैसे गरजेसाठी मुदतीआधी बंकेकडे मागितले तर त्या व्याजात खूप कपात करूनच परत देतात,मग हे नुकसान सरकार का भरत/थांबवत नाही???
८]गुलदस्त्यात बंद ठेवलेले बजेट जाहीर झाल्यावर १ तासात त्याचे श्रेय लाटण्याकरता रस्तोरस्ती राज्यकर्त्या पुढा-यांचे फ़लक कसे लागतात?
देशाच्या संरक्षणखात्यासाठी तरतुद केलेल्या रकमेच्या ६० टक्के येवढी मोठी कर्जमाफ़ीची रक्कम गाजावाजा करत जाहीर करताना स्पष्टीकरण नको का?आज आणखी बातमीपण आली आहे की एका नागरिकाने यासाठी सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाचे दरवाजे ठोठावले आहेत!
अशी कर्जमाफ़ी व अनेक मतदारांना फ़ायदा होइल असे बजेट यावर्षीच कसे जाहीर झाले? निवडणुकांवर लक्ष ठेवून जनतेला उल्लु बनविण्याचा हा घाट [कां "घात"] रचलेला आहे!

Neo said...

Let's admit it. Sharad Pawar is a THUG. He is telling people what he is doing since long: NOT to reply the loans. I do not think that private lenders are pious people; but this "habit" of not repaying loans (which Mr. Pawar is very expert in) would ultimately do more bad to the farmers than good. It is the governments and especially the Agriculture Minister's responsibility to take care of all the farmers. Mr. Pawar -being IMPO*TENT to do so- is attributing his failure on Private Lenders. Congress is in power for last 60 years. Why is there no solid foundation for an agriculture based economy in Maharashtra? First he concentrates on Cricket and bringing defective wheat from Australia (and thereby eating money in the process), and then attributes his failure on somebody else. But then, who elects such as*sh*ole? It is the same farmers who are dying give the votes to Congress and NCP! So OKay, the loans are waived this time. Is it guaranteed that there would not be such misfortune with the farmers next time? Or would this minister-de-dung and his party-de-criminals give next waiver for the next unfortunate batch of farmers? After all, farmers need loans for their next year operations!! And then, this visionary leader far*ts loudly making big noises about why is he being asked about where is he or the government going to get the 60k crore? People are dying because of their own misfortune. They die because they are voting this rotten leader.

Anonymous said...

It was common knowledge that only farmers in M'tra were committing suicides due to acute financial stringency,but when the central govt applied the loan waiver of Rs.60000/crore rupees to 4 crore poor as well as rich farmers from all over the country,this is apparently part of a much greater nefarious design firstly to seize the opportunity to take all credit for this magnanimity & secondly to corner part of these huge funds for funding all ruling party's election campaigns next year.
To what extent the congress & NCP can go is obvious from the mushrooming banners,hoardings & ads in all newspapers showing the mugs of these politicians vying for credit,after wilfully allowing the agricultural situation to reach the brink of disaster first & then use the same to garner funds!
From a licence Raj,we have progressed to the package Raj,where thanks to high level corruption by their ruling directors[new age "savakars"],tottering/bankrupt co-operative banks,sugar factories,dying agriculture are all being given "packages" to resuscitate them all at the cost of the exchequer[read here as the COMMON MAN!]
Not a word mentioned about the few thousand crores wasted in importing very sub-standard wheat & throwing it away as it was unfit for human consumption!
Indian Politics & the shameless ruling politicians as well as their sycophants stink worse than the rotten wheat in FCI godowns!

Neo said...

Mr. Ajit Pawar - the Chhota Joker- asks if Uddhav Thakare has farmed a land ever, and what right he has to talk about farmers. This statement is not only casteist, it shows the mentality of these leaders and their followers. By their own argument, what right they have to talk about education and IT? Did anybody from their forefathers give enough respect to knowledge? All they did was to use knowledge as an income and political tool. So what right this joker has to talk about those issues?

Anonymous said...

Neo,
Agree with your opinion about this chhota joker,besides of course you know who!
This Chhota joker had suggested water transport through the Mutha River,in which a canoe cannot float,but has shut his mouth thereafter!
These know-all with Zero knowledge,but propped up by thousands of sycophants keep shooting off their mouths for ever.
It is a bloody shame the way they want to claim credit for loan waiver after thousands of farmers gave up their lives!
But even modern India is a land of bloody fools,who get the [stupid] govt, they deserve coz the vote of an illiterate servant counts the same as that of highly qualified and/or experienced persons & it is mostly the former,who line up in queues in the polling booths to caste their votes afte being spellbound by the witch,who casts her spell by virtue of her by marriage pedigree!
Fidel Castro during his 49 yrs of rule over Cuba ensured that not a single statue or banner of his was ever put up,but these midgets want their posters/banners to be seen by people,who hate their sight!

Anonymous said...

When after several bankrupt farmers committed suicide out of desperation,the govt announced in the budget the loan waiver to the tune of Rs.60000/crores & now we see the spectre of the ruling party's shameless political vultures pouncing upon the FARMERS corpses [& the opportunity &]to claim the credit as if the money to be doled out belongs to them personally!
That money belongs to THE COMMON MAN & these thugs deserve no credit whatsoever as they are responsible for creating this situation!
Of course,knowing their machinations,a large part of the earmarked funds will definitely reach their pockets or their party's kitty & the middlemen belonging to the party will of course take their cuts with the crumbs reserved for the genuinely affected farmers!
Such shamelessness & such greed on part of the congress & NCP to hog the limelight!Look at the disgusting posters/banners on the roads hailing these so-called [phoney]leaders!
Setting the whole country on a wrong path & now EVERYONE will want ALL loans to be waived off!
That is why we say "Mera Bharat Mahan!"

rahul said...

i think that loans waiver is good decision for poor and small marginal farmers. but caution that needs to be taken from farmers side is that, he should not let new loan turn into bad debt i.e. debt cycle in which he gets trapped. there are many ways to raise the family income for farmer households. farmer needs community and society support for the achievement of the objective.
Rahul Sutar.

Neo said...

North Indian Rapes and Kills Girl:

Time has come to beat North Indians again.

कोथरूडमध्ये अल्पवयीन मुलीचा बलात्कारानंतर खून

पुणे, ता. २३ - सहकाऱ्याला उसने दिलेले हजार रुपये परत न मिळाल्याने त्याच्या नऊ वर्षांच्या मुलीचे अपहरण करून तिच्यावर बलात्कार झाल्यावर तिचा खून करण्याची धक्कादायक घटना काल सायंकाळी कोथरूडमध्ये उघडकीस आली. या प्रकरणी एका युवकाला अटक झाली आहे. .......
सुरेश प्रेमसिंह विश्‍वकर्मा (वय ३०, रा. वडगाव शेरी) असे अटक झालेल्याचे नाव आहे. त्याने विजयसिंह करणसिंह विश्‍वकर्मा (वय ३१, रा. संजय कंधारे चाळ, कोथरूड) यांची मुलगी खिनाव हिचा खून केला आहे. विजयसिंह व सुरेश हे मूळचे नेपाळचे असून, कोथरूडमध्ये सध्या एका पेस्ट कंट्रोल कंपनीमध्ये कामाला आहेत. तेथे त्यांची ओळख झाली होती. सुरेशने महिनाभरापूर्वी विजयसिंहला एक हजार रुपये उसने दिले होते; मात्र विजयसिंहने ते परत केले नाहीत. त्यावरून त्यांच्यात नुकतेच भांडण झाले होते. शुक्रवारी सायंकाळी पाचच्या सुमारास सुरेश विजयसिंहच्या घरी आला. तेथे त्याने त्याच्या भाच्याबरोबर मद्यपान केले. त्यानंतर "भूक लागली आहे, खायला घेऊन येतो', असे म्हणून तो घराबाहेर पडला. जाताना त्याने खिनावला अंडी आणण्यासाठी बरोबर नेले. दरम्यान, खिनाव रात्री उशिरापर्यंत घरी न परतल्याने विजयसिंहने शोध सुरू केला. त्यात ती सुरेशबरोबर गेल्याचे त्याला समजले. त्याने काल पोलिसांशी संपर्क साधला. तपास केल्यावर सुरेश त्याच्या घरी सापडला. सुरवातीला त्याने खिनाव कोठे आहे हे, सांगण्यास नकार दिला; परंतु पोलिसांच्या चौकशीत त्याने तिचा खून केल्याचे कबूल केले. म्हातोबानगरजवळील डोंगरमाथ्यावर दुर्गम ठिकाणी नेऊन त्याने खिनाववर बलात्कार केला होता. त्यानंतर गळा दाबून खून करून तेथेच तिचा मृतदेह टाकला होता. पोलिसांनी त्याला तेथे नेल्यावर त्याने ठिकाण दाखविले. तेथेच मृतदेहही सापडला. कोथरूड पोलिस ठाण्याचे निरीक्षक गौतम देशमुख पुढील तपास करीत आहे.

विजयसिंहला चार मुली आहेत. त्यांतील खिनाव ही चौथ्या क्रमांकाची मुलगी होय. सुरेशला २७ मार्चपर्यंत पोलिस कोठडीत ठेवण्याचा आदेश प्रथमवर्ग न्यायदंडाधिकारी के. एन. फटांगरे यांनी दिला.

Anonymous said...

Constitution should be rewritten or ammended for:

1. ANY LOANER of MONEY: No Subsidy. No wavier of loan. If you take loan, work hard (dont just eat paan and tambhakhu and sleep at home on govt job or do personal work on job ) Repay on time with interested agreed. Otherwise live your profession. DONT CALL YOURSELF a FARMER or LOANER. DO JUSTICE TO YOUSELF. Be true for yourself.

2. BANK or LOAN GIVERS: Strict rules, recovery either direct or indirect. Sanction 50% of current value (not boosted value by evulators) Strict sale of property or security if no loan paid.

3. COMMON CREDIT FILE. If a loaner defaults or delays payments, mark a red or black spot for that loaner so that he will not dupe another institution. Secondly, I have goen throught this. ONE PIECE OF LAND OR FLAT is sold to 10 Customers and the seller cheates everyone. Even BANKS and HDFC!