Under new amendment, over 1,000 farmers in Karnataka sell paddy to Reliance Retail above MSP


Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS): About 1,100 farmers in Karnataka signed an agreement to sell their paddy directly to Reliance Retail, arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), above the minimum support price (MSP) through an agro-based company at Sindhanur in the state's northern region, an official said on Sunday.

"On behalf of 1,100 farmers, who are our company's shareholders, an agreement has been signed on January 6 to sell about 1,000 tonne of their paddy (Sona Masoori rice variety) to Reliance Retail at Rs 1,950 per quintal (100 kg), which is Rs 100 above the MSP of Rs 1,850 per quintal," Swasthya Farmers Producing Company (SFPC) Managing Director V. Mallikarjun told IANS on phone.

Sindhanur in Raichur district is 420km from Bengaluru in the southern state.


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"The agreement has been signed under the recently amended Karnataka Agricultural Marketing Committee (KAPMC) Act, 2020, which allows farmers to directly sell their produce even outside APMC yards to anyone and above MSP," asserted Mallikarjun.

With the consent of state Governor Vajubhai Vala, Karnataka on January 1 notified the KAPMC Act, which restricts powers of the APMCs and omits penal provisions to help farmer sell their produce directly even outside the APMC yards (mandis) to anyone who pays more than the MSP, fixed by the state government.

"Since the agreement was signed, the farmers have till Saturday delivered about 100 tonne to Reliance Retail, which has taken a warehouse of the state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) on lease in the town," said Mallikarjun.

The balance 900 tonne will be delivered to Reliance Retail warehouse over the next 9-10 days at the rate of 100 tonne per day.

"Though the farmers are getting Rs 100 more per quintal than the MSP, they have to bear the cost of sacks (gunny bags), transport and loading/unloading charges of the paddy at the warehouse from their fields where they harvested recently," noted Mallikarjun.

The 2-year-old company (SFPC) has been Promoted by the state-run Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), an apex development finance institution, to help farmers in not only ensuring higher food production, but also get maximum returns on their investment.

"We will credit the sale proceeds of the paddy to the farmers' bank accounts directly after Reliance Retail makes the transaction with us. A third party will assess the moisture content in the paddy, which should be 16 per cent for good quality," added Mallikarjun.

Companies can procure farm produce across the state under the Direct Purchase Centre License granted by the state Cooperation department.

Karnataka has about 160 APMCs across the state on which about 60,000 traders and middlemen depend for livelihood.

Set up in January 2019 with Rs 10-lakh authorized capital and Rs 10,000 paid-up capital, SFPC grows a variety of crops, including rice, wheat, jowhar and millets in the agricultural lands of farmers, many of whom are its shareholders.

 

  

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  • Renu naik, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Nothing it's just marketing corporate is huge money by these and what it is paying to farmers is peanuts.......
    No job opportunities no income even the corporate companies earn crores of profit they won't pay reasonable salary to employees
    Now due to contract jobs government job opportunities are also decreasing
    Nobody speaks about it because this benefits government for politicians pockets aswell

    No voting anyone anymore

    Sab milke loot rahe aur faltu ka publicity

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  • Anrhu, Kundapura

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Nothing but JIO offer...hahaha

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    "Though the farmers are getting Rs 100 more per quintal than the MSP, they have to bear the cost of sacks (gunny bags), transport and loading/unloading charges of the paddy at the warehouse from their fields where they harvested recently."

    These activities were being taken care of by the middlemen who would additional provide value-based services and now Reliance is just paying them 100 Rs more for a job that would otherwise cost the farmers double.

    Daylight robbery by Reliance.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore Kodaydka

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Very good Corporates must help farmers to raise their income

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    For a farmer, the farm is for the family's survival.

    For a corporate, the farm is for profit. More the profit, the better it is.

    With a corporate, both the producer (farmer) and the consumer suffer! Strangely, all the corporates in the news are from one state. The Choksi state.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Madam,

    How would like the Ministry of Health subletting to Ambani/Adanis to run ? All hospitals managed by them ? Nobody will have government service in Health Department - how would you like it ?

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    The comments from a lot of people here shows that most are ill informed about MSP and farm laws. Clearly this is an indication of how the farmers have benefitted. The whole adani ambani argument is a politically driven rhetoric and unless you know the fine print of the law and the impact of MSP one should not comment lest you look lile a fool.

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  • Shareef, Mangalor

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Their was a law land belonging to farmers can not be purchased by industry or professional this government remove this law now with this 3 law it easy them to get this land because less land police can work

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    All this has been done without taking opposition or farmers into confidence; the planning for this was going on since years; why this guy is not coming face to face with farmers, any answer?

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Nelson,

    Agreeing to you assertion that people don't have knowledge about the Farm Bills, can you please explain what will Reliance Retail do with the Paddy they will purchase from farmers in Karnataka ? Will they take it to existing rice mills for processing it, or do they have their own mills ? If they have established their own mills and godowns in the period we were opposing the Bill, please explain what will the existing mills and factories do. Where will the workers find employment.

    Please explain.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    In a few words, the farm law dislodges the co operative model and brings back the pricing power directly to the farmer. In a capitalist economy, prosperity comes from market forces and cutting out the middle man through co ops improves the effeciency of the markets leading to improved prices for farmers.. Those who know economics will understand better. Those whose minds are full of religion and other bullshit will not understand.

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  • Shareef, Mangalor

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    When jio was launch it was free and good price now the storey is changed so we can accept same from them

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  • Satish, Shirva, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    This is like JIO Schemes

    Pehle dho... baam mei loot lo.

    Beware

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Some political forces are very keen to create news that other farmers in the country are not supporting the protesting farmers.

    It is like the recent "admission by a Pakistani" that 300 people killed in Balakot. The news was only published in Indian newspapers.

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  • Fredrick DSouza, Shirthady

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    So called 1000 farmers seems rented by BJP or directly by crony capitalists only divert the true farmers support the farmers agitation. Farmers are wise enough to understand the dirty tricks of Modi's bjp and crony caps.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Think about it people, the produce that was purchased from Mandis is called 'purchase by Dalals' ? Or, did some people go directly to farmers with a bargain, so that farmers won't go to Mandis ?

    Meaning, Modi govt, through Farm Bills, has done away with those who were directly going to farmers (dalals as called by BJP) but now BJP's own Dalals are going to farmers. This time Reliance, in future Adani or others will do this.

    Why did Modi replace ordinary Dalals to Corporate businessmen Dalals ? Does he want to repay them ? Repay what ? Their funding to BJP Party funds and 'PM Cares' ?? Meaning, whatever we Indians assumed is becoming true. In the bargain so many flour mills, sugar factories or other places where people worked, will shut down.

    Well, let them all too join the Farmers' Protest.

    Jai Hind !

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Deshbhakt
    Who prohibits normal traders (you call them dalal) from purchasing paddy from farmers.Every dalal of yours is free to go to farmer and buy whatever qty he requires. Don't blame BJP Govt for that. Any trader can buy any paddy from any farmer from any part of Karnataka as per new Picy. Farmer is also free to sell

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Rathan,

    Dalals purchasing from farmers is not new, they have been doing it before and will continue to do it. What is new is, Business entities entering into agriculture with no experience just like Ambani acquiring Rafale manufacturing unit (disregarding HAL) and Adani getting contracts to airports again without experience hence he has sublet to a German contractor.

    Why can't Reliance purchase from the APMCs ? You may be knowing that grains are rotting in government yards, in the open, without proper roof over them soaking in rains and are being food for rodents. Why can't the government let Reliance packing and promoting ? Because, that is second hand price (already the govt has pad to farmers, thereon it will cost a bit more) therefore they want to purchase it directly from farmers by paying just a Rupee more than what APMCs are paying.

    Please tell us Rathan, do you think common people are blind or fools ? Do you have explanation to the above ?

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    What Reliance paying is peanuts.... Government is just fooling the farmers.

    Kerala Government is paying an MSP of Rs.26.50 per kg for paddy when the Centre is paying only Rs.18.50. Kerala has been consistently paying higher MSP to farmers and is the only state which implemented M S Swaminathan committee recommendations on MSP.

    Feku who does not the agri systems of Kerala (which is more cash crops than subsistence crops) has been blaming Kerala Government stating that Kerala has been opposing farming policies whereas there is no APMC in the state. There is Coconut Board, Rubber Board, Spices Board, Tea Board, Coffee Board, Matsyafed, Poultry Corp, Cashew Corp etc.... which is engaged in the procurement of respective crops and no APMC is required for the state.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Naresh
    How much paddy is grown in Kerala?more over it is not for this type of paddy it is for other type. Don't try to fool the ppl

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Not this type of paddy ? You mean to say, Reliance will limit their purchase to Sona Masoori ? Won't go for raw rice (Belthige Akki) or boiled rice (Kuchulakki or that what we cook and eat as our main food) ?

    Isn't it equal to saying 'BJP is not for those who reject development' while we have seen the development by selling PSUs and handing over our production to Modi's Gujju businessmen ? Or. DeMo or GST (collect but unpaid to states) or Ordinance for Farm Bills or slaughter ban but Beef Exports continue unhindered ?

    Common Rathan, we know that you are blind with Modi-love, but don't make it so obvious.

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  • R.L., UDUPI/USA

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Karnataka farmers do not be get fooled no body will stop you to sell your products to private companies. It is not safe for long run MSP is most important to protect farmers , support your brother farmers who is fighting for to get legal status for MSP. This will benefits poor and middle class people not only the farmers.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Reliance using crony capitalist tactics - first few months give attractive rates & once the middle-men are cut off, the farmers become slaves to Reliance and Reliance adopts a Take it or Leave it policy

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Nation knew who is gonna play the game of trap with innocent farmers for long run...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Readers !! APMC mandi's have not been abolished. In a free market, let farmers, sell their produce to " Whosoever they wish " Why shackle them in chains, designed by " Dallal " ( Middlemen) who create artificial scarcities, and make a killing in the retail outlet sectors ??? Imagine if these agricultural producers ( Crops, fruits, poultry, fish ) sell their products, directly to the end users like us... Will prices not fall, collapse by more then 50 % from the present volatile rates ???

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Exactly, then 3 farmer laws are meaningless and out of context. Repeal 3 laws and let farmers do their will without a middleman.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Can you explain who are Dalals ? As per existing system, farmers were selling their produce in APMC Mandis. From there, wholesalers were buying the product and processing it. Paddy into rice, sugarcane into sugar, wheat into flour, whole spices into powders, so on. They were then packing it and putting it to market with their logo and own price. Can you explain where are Dalals here, Mr. Almeida ??

    Here, Reliance has bought the paddy straight from the farmers. What happens to flour mills ? Sugar Factories ? Spice mills ? Will Reliance employ those services, or they have already constructed their ow chain of functioning ?

    Please explain Mr. Almeida, has the Farm Bills helped the job creation, or curbed employment of those who served the sector after APMCs ?

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Deshbhakth ji, are you aware that wholesalers are packs of wolves, most of them are backed by Netas...

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Netas ?? Have they remained Congress Netas, or are the current party Netas ?

    Do they relate to you as per your party affiliation, Almeida ???

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  • Sompa, kudla

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Just remember Jio, how it fooled the customer with initial freebies.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    But you still JIO SIm..right?

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  • Lilly, MANGALURU

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    We are using data at cheap price now only because of JIO.... Before Jio was intriduced i/we used to pay Rs.149 for 1GB data per month, now we are getting same data per day for same cost in all telc brands. Jio made data so much affordable appreciate it.

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  • Gaurav, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Jio is the reason we are using cheap internet. I remember those days Airtel used to charge 299 for 1gb data per month. Look at the difference now. 28GB per month for 149 Rs. Jio was revolutionary. I am still using it

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  • Richard, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    In India, Rice production is on a big scale and corporates cannot decide the selling rates in the market. ( over 3million tons of rice produced in Karnataka in 2019.) 1000 tons of paddy is making news.
    1. There are many rice brands and rice mills as competitors ( where procurement cost is less)
    2. Every farmer or any cooperative farmers group can make their own brand or without the brand, it can be sold.
    3. As quoted in the article paddy has been purchased for 19.50., and commentators claiming sold in the market 60per kg. ( in order to produce one kg rice approximately 1.7kg of paddy is required, add procurement and marketing cost, so the cost will come around 50rs per kg.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Having closely associated with Modern Rice Mills in Kerala, your information is wrong. 1.3 to 1.4 kg. of paddy is enough to produce a kilogram of Rice depending upon the technology of the mills. Also these Mills make money from Broken Rice, Rice husk and Rice Bran. Puttu (breakfast item in Kerala) powder business is a big business in the State and it is this broken rice which is used for the same.

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    there r many comments to buy direct from farmer and give profit direct to them, the reality is if you buy something from hypermarkets you dont bargain u pay what is printed out, if u r purchasing from a road side vendor who sells something v will b bargaining to the teeth. a good eye wash by the reliance paying 1 rupee more per kilogram what an idea sirji

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Jio and Namo cannot play with Sardars.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Alright, farmers may sell paddy to Reliance above MSP then what price this Reliance is going to sell in the market to us. Is it higher than existing price??????.... Don’t be so blind when you market a strategy to defeat existing farmers protest by chopping your own leg. This is BJPs Atmanirbhar, BJP Fakal Farmers Hadthal Local Kangal.

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Political Management of the Crisis by BJP through Reliance Lolli Pop.

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  • Shankar, Manglore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    You want our farmers to remains forever. You don't want them to become prosper and shed the poverty. These reforms will make farmer double their income by 2024. If these laws are bad, BJP will loose 2024 election. Why are you opposing it then?!

    I remember the opposition Chinese leader Deng Xiapoing faced in 1979, when he did same kind of reforms in China in 1979. He stood strong. Look at China now, it's surpassing GDP of America.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    For a moment, even if we believe that Ambanis , Adanis etc. are going to offer higher than MSP always, then from where Government is going to procure rice for supply through "Ration Shops"..... Why would a farmer sell to the Government when he is getting higher price elsewhere..... Or does this also mean end of the statutory rationing system....

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  • James, Bendur

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Government will buy from reliance paying higher price, which is tax payers money and distribute it to the ration shops and also increase the free ration quantity to get more votes. End of the day it's all tax payers money. Beneficiaries are, Ambani with money and government with votes and the tax payers are fools.

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  • Jai, Kodagu

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Rationing shouldnl be given to only poor people , nowdays everyone is getting ration. I think it should be stopped to other remaining people, otherwise people will become lazy to earn and work.

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  • Farmer son, India

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    This is a political gimmick to cool down the temper of striking farmers in Delhi border. Since Reliance is at the receiving end, they come out with new marketing strategy like Jio earlier. Tele media air this news day and night to fool the farmers.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Sikh farmers more smarter then our state farmers.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    It is like Jio dhan Dana dhan initially
    After some times tanta tana tan tan tan.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    JIO first provide sim free with phone. Once occupy market then pay for sim and phone more than double.
    Now pay more than the market and once APMC disappear then negotiate with own terns and buy it for half price.
    Kill the market along with farmers then look for their land.

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  • Sai, UDUPI

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    you mean Rs. 250. 1 GB 28 DAYS?

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Very good comment. And is 100% true, it is going to happen.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    See the bargain - Rs. 100/- above the MSP per quintal. Do you BJP supporters understand the gain of farmers ?? Rupee ONE per Kg. Wait and watch for how much the same paddy will be processed and sold in retail.

    You BJP supporters deserve this. The protests that are going on are more for us common people, than their own self. I feel the farmers should leave the battle ground. You guys don't deserve fair priced farm products.

    If you are thinking Reliance or any other business entity is operating to give you the service that the farmers were, you are living in a fools' paradise.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Beware! Nice marketing gimmick to initially attract farmers. Once all farmers enter into an agreement, then Reliance will drop their purchase price and begin exploiting the farmers,

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  • SB, Mlore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    I understand there is nothgin called Agreement in Bolt or Puncture Business. But agreement is an "agreement". You cannot change it at your will increase or decrease. Farmers who have toiled their blood know good whats a good rate for them.

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  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    That is the Reliance trade mark. Kill the competition and then increase prices. One example is Mumbai Electricity Co. It was taken over by the Reliance from Maharashtra Govt. At the start they kept the electrical charges less, people changed their connections, then one fine day Reliance increased the charges. It is everywhere. Its going to be same with farmers. MSP is fixed by their Govt. I dont believe in Modi govt assurances. Its just like, 15 lakhs and currencies exchange.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    SB - Agreement is agreement ok. But problem is who draft the agreement and dictate the terms and conditions.
    These big companies draft the contact as per their benefit and will and poor farmers are shown some of the sugary benefits and when the time come to execute the agreement they show you real conditions and my negotiate for half price as farmers are blocked in every directions to talk -understand - this is not bold and puncture business and it is our food

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Packaged Sona Musoori is priced at ₹56/kg in JioMart!

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  • LN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Yes Jio Mart is price is very cheap compared to other retail stores.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    In Gulf countries Sona masoori rice price less than 40 rupees/KG.

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  • Lilly, MANGALURU

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    In Gulf countries fuel, electronics, gold and many other things is cheap it depend on market condition for parricular product.
    Now tell me what is the cost of drinking water over there? what is the cost of rent over there?

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  • Arthur II, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Compare Jio rates and plans now with when it was first started.

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  • LN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Arthur II, Mangalore
    I used to pay Rs. 149/- per 1GB per month through other company before Jio was launched, after Jio was introduced iam getting 1GB per day for Rs.149/- which is far far cheaper price for customer.

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  • Arthur II, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    LN, Mangalore
    Jio was launched with cheap prices because they wanted to capture the market and eliminate the other telecom companies. Not because they wanted to benefit the public.

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  • Bharath jain, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Guys who is stopping you from purchasing paddy from the farmers please try...........

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Why only paddy, Mr. Jain, we will go to Kashmir and buy apples, Assam to buy tea, Coorg for Oranges, Satara to grapes, what do you say ??

    This is where we come after 70 years of independence. Reason ? Mr. Nrendra Damordas Modi. Now, vote for him for a Nobel prize for achieving none others in history have.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    this is how the retail gaints make their money ..giving 100rs per quintal above MSP means we have to pack the rice in gunny bags and transport it to their yard .. imagine if i have 10 quintal rice .. i might get 1000rs extra but the packing and transportation charges are high and we end up getting 300 rs less than MSP ..plus if the moisture content is not 16% then the price varies ..perfect conman job ...only way for farmer is to package his own rice and brand it and sell it on his own ..atleast he will get double the rate per quintal .

    PS : iam a farmer too and i know what price the harvester charges and what we end up getting in the end .. peanuts ..plus rains have spoiled our effort and DC is yet to give even 1 rs compensation ..being a farmer is a thankless job

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  • SB, Mlore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Retails dont make you sign contract at GUn point right ? you have options. Like us, sell it to the Mill after stockign up for your needs.
    ( am a farmer too, to be specific not me, my father, relatives all .. in Bajpe). Farming is a thankless Job, i agree.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Thankless job ?

    What about the loan manna ?
    Free Electricity ? Subsidized seeds, fertilizers, agri tools ?
    Tax free income ? Even if a farmer earns upto 30 Lakhs per annum, it is absolutely tax-free - am I correct ?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    ₹100 extra on 100kg is just an eyewash!

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Now wait and see for how much per/kg Reliance will sell in market after repacking and branding.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Reliance Retail got rice at the rate of Rs. 19.50 per kg & will now sell at Rs. 60.
    What a profit Sirji ...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    And then people laugh all the way to Banks with the Reliance Shares booty day on day!

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    You can also buy and sell and earn. Who stopped you

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  • William, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Arrogance. Will you buy? You will pose several questions. If Reliance sells it@ Rs. 60/-, muchkondu thogothira.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    William, Mangaluru
    you first use your own name ...

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Prabhuji- Govt never waive off our loans, you see - otherwise we can do same

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Because of this mentality you people never come up in life. Before starting business you think about loan waiver.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Mr. Prabhu,

    India has a system, we work in our respective fields and get paid in currency. Earlier it was not like this. A farmer bartered his produce for services he needed. Now, a farmer sells his produce in APMC, the government is paying him in currency to spend for his needs. The product of APMC is processed for us to buy readily from the market/shops. We need not purchase paddy, wheat, sugarcane, areca nut, so on. Well, if the government is not able to continue the existing system, let it step down, not put boulders on people's path.

    That you are saying we should buy paddy, why don't you get in exchange from your employer whatever he is manufacturing instead of money ? If he is a textile businessman, receive textile from him. Steel producer, get steel bars in exchange of your labour. Why are you taking salary in currency ? You don't need the money now, since you are directly taking your food products from the farmer - or, that you are asking us to buy it instead of Reliance, you see ?

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