Yesterday, I was asked past times a journalist whether farmers receive got whatsoever argue to cheer from the interim Budget, presented a twenty-four lx minutes catamenia earlier. My respond was: “If yous hold back at the sort of agricultural province of affairs nosotros receive got today, I intend the stimulus packet or the entire endeavour which is going to corporates unfortunately, should receive got gone to agriculture.”[http://ibnlive.in.com/news/social-sector-neglected-in-interim-budget/85583-3.html]
Why I say therefore is because to me, what nosotros receive got done to Indian farmer is truly similar taking a scene out from the Mahabharata epic. In Mahabharata in that place is this classic even of the brave Abhimanyu who knew how to acquire through the vii rings of Chakarvyuha. We know that Abhimanyu had learnt this inward the mother’s womb. But what he didn’t know was the manner to piece of job out of the Chakarvyuha. The even tells us that past times the fourth dimension his manful mortal nurture was educate to portion the hugger-mugger his woman nurture had gone off to sleep.
The Indian farmer is also similar Abhimanyu inward the Chakravyuha. We receive got thrown the Chakravyuha unopen to the farmer. We’ve pushed him deeper together with deeper into the Chakravyuha or the trap. It is high fourth dimension at i time that instead of pushing him nonetheless deeper amongst genetically modified crops together with futures trading nosotros demand to describe him out of the Chakravyuha. Otherwise the Indian farmer volition also encounter the same fate equally Abhimanyu. Mahabharata tells us that Abhimanyu died fighting valiantly. The Indian farmer’s fate is no dissimilar than that of Abhimanyu. He likewise is destined to perish fighting bravely. And that is precisely what he is doing.
I receive got e’er used the example of pesticides, Abhimanyu together with Chakravyuha. Over the years, Indian farmer has been pushed farther into the Chakravyuha. If yous receive got missed it out, hither is what I had written some years back, illustrating amongst an example from Punnukula hamlet inward Andhra Pradesh [No Pesticides, No Bt Cotton, No Pests ! [http://www.indiatogether.org/2005/mar/dsh-punukula.htm]. What began from this hamlet has at i time spread to over xiv lakh acres inward 12 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Isn’t this the manner forward, to accept Indian farmer out of the Chakravyuha trap?
You volition grip that it is high fourth dimension nosotros describe farmers out of the Chakravyuha. We receive got the capacity to create it. Let us non live on ashamed inward saving the Indian farmer. Given our environment, given our mightiness together with adaptability, nosotros tin for sure piece of job into possible. We don’t receive got to experience embarrassed. We demand to accept the get-go footstep towards ensuring sustainability. This requires courage, requires leadership, requires statesmanship. The nation volition applaud the mortal who has the courage to accept the get-go step. It volition together with therefore receive got a domino effect, similar a spiral it volition spread throughout the country. This is where the futurity lies this is where your collective forcefulness is nether trial. Let us create it together, ladies together with gentlemen. I tin assure yous nosotros create receive got the potential to plough Republic of Republic of India into God’s Own Country.