There were people even in the Constituent Assembly of India(1946-49) who had raised their voice against this discrimination andwarned the leadership of the serious peril, but to no avail.
Thedeception on this account stands bust once again this week when WTOrepresentative on visit here opened the can of sins to force moreconcessions for trade and commerce at the cost of starving vastmultitude in India, though it is least surprising.
The Director-General of WTO Roberto Azevedo on a visit to Indiareminded the leadership of this country about the Peace Clause inArticle 13 of the Agreement on Agriculture (AOA) while speaking in aconclave organised by industry body CII in New Delhi on 07.10.2013,which according to him goes contrary to the provisions in the FoodSecurity Act, 2013 that Parliament of this country has adopted.
Roberto Azevedo inadvertently has opened a can of worms thesepeople carry under arms in the interest of trade and commerce at thecost of consumers, mainly in third world countries.
This againdiscloses the true face of rulers in the country who had secretlyundertaken such agreements and gave blows to the sovereignty of Indiain bargain.
People of this country were against the AOA when it was beingnegotiated way back in 1994 and make agriculture part of agreementson trade and commerce. But Government of India did exactly that inthe interest of corporate capital to the detriment of subsistenceagriculture in the country pushing aside objections to AOA.
It never told about what Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS)commitments to WTO (World Trade Organization) are? It is worthrecollection that the American representative at Davos conclave thenopenly had expressed his country?s preference for DIG (DisposalIncome Group) consisting of upper 40 per cent of Indian population asits point of interest.
Government of India, since then, has tailored its policies to makethis DIG flourish worthy of foreign market at the cost of 80 per centof Indian population. It stands charged accordingly.
Though the media carried little about the views of CII Presidentand DG, who had organised the platform of Mr. Azevedo, which are notknown to the public, but these gentlemen generally go by suchaccords.
Nobody from the corporate sector in this country everopposed the undertaking by the government of India of the AOA at theback of citizens in this country. And all political parties withoutexception acted as good collaborators or kept silent on AOA sincethen.