Is free and small cost rationing making poor farmers idlers?
(Special Prize Winner of the TOW for the week 2nd April - 8th April’17)
We are happy enough that governments take right initiative to provide low budget ration supply at every level in India. But in my opinion, the policy is not applied properly and with proper government bodies functioning for the same.
Ration is being supplied at every level with the help of local dealers. It is affecting all of us in two ways. First of all maximum small scale farmers left their small farming lands as they were able to get enough ration at reasonable cost, compared to their hard working farming life style. This system is still away from the access of the needy ones but is in turn modelling our small scale villagers farmers into idlers because they have left their small scale land barren.
Secondly, most of the ration dealers are freely selling all these ration to their near and dear ones which is definitely coming out from the mouth of the poorer ones who should actually stand benefited. Those who are involved in such illegal practices are supported by either political leaders or govt officials who are also part of the same money earning chain system.
Question now arises as to why government is not changing the mode of this ration supply so that corruption is kept aside and the idler ones are encouraged to come back to normal family farming and living.
This issue need to be approached and dealt with all seriousness. What do you have to say about this?