Dear Ministers / MPs / MLAs :
Why take away ” ownership ” of their land ?
We know that this ownership is not profitable for the farmers.
By continuing to till those lands for a pittance , farmers are obliging the rest of the society.
They barely manage to eke out a subsistence-level living , even when rains are good.
Rest of the times , they remain perpetually indebted to ” Shahukars ”
On an average , 17,000 farmers commit suicide each year , when they fail to repay their debt ( – may be , no more than Rs 20,000/- ! )
Have you ever heard a Businessman or an Industrialist commit suicide , after willfully defaulting to repay bank loans of Rs 20 Crores / 200 Crores ?
No , they go on Swiss Holiday ! ( You guessed right why Swiss ! )
How many ” Lakhs*Crores ” have banks written off as NPA over the years ?
Is any banker losing his / her sleep ?
No ! Just write-off or ask Government for ” Re-Capitalization ” !
Why can’t we write-off our ” Societal Debt ” to farmers by paying each farmer-family , a sum of Rs 20,000 / – per month ?
That is less than what we ( thru the Central and the State Governments ) have been paying by way of wages to millions of workers employed by PSUs , for the past 60 years !
Workers who have NO WORK ( – since there is NO DEMAND for what those PSUs produce ? ) , but still troop in every morning to punch attendance – then play cards on the shop-floor for the rest of the day !
Has any Minister / MP / MLA, bothered to visit these PSUs , incognito ?
How many ” Lakhs*Crores ” of rupees have the honest tax-payers paid over these years , to protect their ” Idle / Non Productive ” jobs ?
And , did we not pay another ” Lakhs*Crores ” to hundreds of erstwhile Rajahs / Maharajahs ( – and their children ) for 50 years , by way of ” Saliyana ” ( Pension / Annuity ) , for divesting of their Kingdoms ?
Even as they were ” legally ” permitted to retain all of their ill-gotten wealth ,accumulated over the years by plundering the ” Praja ” ?
So , why can’t we take care of our farmers’ families for the next 25 years ?
Why this double standard ?
When a clever professional can be paid ” Sweat Equity ” in an enterprise for contributing his brain power , why can’t we pay similar Equity to farmers , for allowing us to use their lands ?
Central Government is planning to fund ( by way of EQUITY ) ,thousands of ” Start-Ups ” , and has set aside Rs 10,000 Crores for this purpose.
Does Central Government believe , any of these will pay dividend for the next 10 years ?
Of Course , not !
Please , have mercy on the farmers , who continue to display the highest ” Work Ethics ” of any working group , in this country !
* Do not take away their ” Ownership ” of their land
* Request them to allow Governments ( Central + States ) to become
” Co – Owners ”
* For allowing such ” Co-Ownership ” , give them EQUITY in the concerned
Project ( separate SPV for each project )
* Give them some immediate ” Joining Bonus ” in cash ( do not call it ” Compensation ” )
* Give them monthly ” Rental ” for land-lease ( do not call it ” Subsidy ” )
Over the past 4 days , I have already sent to you my detailed proposal ( thru individual emails )
If you did not receive a copy , do not hesitate to write / phone
This is all about , ” Sabka Saath , Sabka Vikas ”
( M ) 0 – 98,67,55,08,08