March 19, 2015
Arpita Ghosh speaks during discussion on the agrarian situation in the Country | Transcript
Sir, mein aapko dhanyavad deti hun. Bharat Varsh kisano ki desh hain. Abhi bhi yahan pe 60% – 70% log yahan khetibari karte hain. Hum jis sansadiya kshetra se aye hain, Balurghat, who North Bengal mein hain, woh bhi agriculture-based hain. Isi liye yeh hamare liye bahut hi ehem aur khas mudda hain.
Sir, aap ko yaad hoga hamare ek film ke gaane- Iss desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle hire moti. Yeh filmi gaane hum is liye bol rahe hain kyun ki desh ki parichaye uske sanskriti mein aati hai, ke gaane – Is desh ke dharti sona ugle, ugle hire moti. Yeh filmi gaane hum is liye bol rahe hain kyun ki desh ki parichaye in, filmo mein ate hain, natako mein aate hain. Iske sidhe prabhav usmein parte hain. Ab sochnewali baat yeh hain ki jis desh ki dharti mein sona, hire, moti ugalti thi, aaj aisa kya hua, kyun hua jo usi desh ke kisan kheti chorne pe tule hui hain.
Bahut saare survey reports ke mutabik Bharat Varsh sesh saat-aath saalon mein, 3 Crore se zyaada kisaano ne kheti bari chod di, bahuto ne chodne ki iradey rakhi hain, bahut kisaan bhaiyo ne atmahatya ki hain. Is badlav ka karan bahut kuchh bataya ja sakte hain, yeha pe bahut kuchh batai gayi hain, bahut sare datas samne aye hain. Mujhe yeh baat lagti hai, ki asli karan hai ki hamara mind setting change ho gaya hai.
After liberal economic policy, jab se Bharat Barsh mein ayi hai, globalization ki baar aap dekhiyega,
Industrialisation ke liye itne baate a rahi hai par is krishi pradhan desh me agro based industry mein alag soch ana jaroori hai mujhe lagta hai. Aaj Bharat Varsh me aise stithi hain ki aage chalke hume bade chunauti ka samna karna hoga. Apne jad se hum ukhad rahe hain aur shayad aisa din dur nehi jahan hume dane dane ka mohtaj hona parega.
Sir, humare Bangal me naye Sarkar ane ki baad kuch aise projects aye hain jo bahut hi ehem sabit hue, jaisa ki rain water harvesting project ‘Jol Dharo Jol Bhoro’ and ‘Kisan Mandi’ jo ki Bengal ke har block me ho rahi hain. Abhi humlogon ne vaha par kisano ke liye kuch khas projects laye hai. Agar Central Government bhi aisa kuch soche, kuch specific policies soche jaye toh behtar hogi.
Sir, mai aapke madhyam se Mantri ji ka dhyan is taraf lana chahta hu ki krishi kshetra me Bengal ko, khaskar mere sansadiyo kshetra Balurghat jaise agro based jagah ko zyada badhawa dena chahiye. Bankura , Purulia jaise sukhe jagah ke liye dedicated research institute for dry land area, uske sub-centre kholna bahut hi jaroori hain.
Aur akhir me, bahut suggestions aye hain par phirbhi mera ek hi request hain, sabse pehle hamare mind set ke bare me phirse sochna padega taki yeh digitisation, corporatization ke beech humare dharti sona na ugalna bandh kar de.
Deputy Speaker Sir,
I thank you Sir, for allowing me to speak. India is a country of farmers, 60% to 70% of the population here are engaged with agricultural activities. I am elected from the Parliamentary Constituency of Balurghat in North Bengal. It is also an agricultural constituency. Sir, this is an important issue for us.
Sir, you would probably remember a song, is desh ke dharti sona ugle, ugle hire mot. I am referring to this song, because the nation is often reflected in movies and plays. There is a need to introspect, why the farmers are compelled to leave farming.
According to many surveys, in the last 7-8 years, almost 3 Crore farmers have left farming, many are contemplating to leave farming and many farmers have committed suicide. There could be many reasons stated for this. Many Members have said many reasons and data in this House.
I feel one of the reason is the change in our mind set. After liberal economic policy and globalisation our mind set has changed. Agriculture is no more the priority.
The new Government has not taken up any new policy. There is no sign of a deep thinking. The Government is focussing on corporatisation, but not on the agricultural sector. There are so many talks about industrialisation, but in an agricultural country like ours, it is very important to think of agro-based industry.
In the coming days, India will face a lot of challenging times. India has shifted from its roots, and that day is not far when we will depend on other for our basic needs. In West Bengal, after the new Government has come into power, new projects has been introduced like Rain Harvest project, Jol Dharo Jol Bharo, Kisan Mandi, which is at each block. The policies, which we have followed in Bengal, if similar policies are followed by the Centre that will be better for the country.
In West Bengal, agriculture is given prime importance, especially agro-based areas like my Constituency, Balurghat should be encouraged primarily. Arid areas like Bankura and Puruliya should have a dedicated research institutes.
The Centre has received several suggestions, but firstly it needs to change it mind set, so that agriculture is not ignored amid corporatisation and digitisation of the country.