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“There is a mood in Parliament that only one man’s voice comes before anything else in the country. apparently referring to CEA panel recommendations on GST. speedy trial of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and capture of a Pakistani terrorist in Udhampur are some of the key issues to be raised by India at the forthcoming NSA-level talks with Pakistan. Zagade was speaking at the inaugural function of GPCON 2009, Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. It’s a challenge the next government at Patna,irrespective of who leads it will need to address India’s freest grain mandi It is India’s largest mandi for maize With estimated annual arrivals of 5-6 lakh tonnes — 7500-10000 tonnes daily during the peak season from mid-April to mid-July — it is indeed as big as the more famous grain mandis of Khanna or Rajpura in Punjab But Gulab Bagh near Purnia is also India’s ‘freest’ grain market This is because Bihar does not impose any value-added tax on maize and there is also no mandi fee thanks to the Nitish Kumar government repealing the state’s Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2006 As a result there are no administrative impediments to marketing of produce at this mandi or the farmer/village aggregator even delivering maize directly at the railway rake points of Purnia Ranipatra and Jalalgarh About 100 rakes each of 2600 tonnes are moved every year from these three sidings that are within 25 km of Gulab Bagh But the flip side of such a “free” market is the absence of any regulation or proper infrastructure Unlike the marketing yards in Punjab or Madhya Pradesh there are no pucca roads street lights drainage running water rain shelter or restroom facilities in the 56-acre Gulab Bagh mandi complex “With the repealing of the APMC Act there is no a marketing board responsible for developing and maintaining infrastructure here It makes sense to levy a small cess on grain purchases whose proceeds can be earmarked towards ensuring basic marketing facilities” observes Surya Mohan Jaiswal a trader-cum-commission agent (pucca arhatiya) here Even worse is the lack of trading regulations which invariably work against farmers Gulab Bagh has 150-odd pucca arhatiyas — mostly Marwaris and local Banias with a sprinkling of Yadavs — of whom around 10 do business of 25000-50000 tonnes each per season mainly for multinational traders and large feed mills “The whole system is non-transparent Although they say it is an open bazaar the big traders decide the price and even grain quality by just looking or feeling without any moisture meters” alleges Vinod Choudhary a 60-acre farmer from Damaili in Purnia’s Dhamdaha block Gulab Bagh traders have also evolved their own quality nomenclature for the grain brought to the mandi The best quality maize with optimal moisture percentage and low broken/damaged grain content is called “Shalimar Calcutta Pass” after a Kolkata-based poultry feed company Next in the hierarchy is “Super Bangladesh” or SBD followed by plain Bangladesh (“BD”) and finally RBD (“Reject Bangladesh”) that fetches the lowest price Manning the Fields Vinod Choudhary Damaili village Dhamdaha block Purnia He is the progressive achcha kisan every multinational seed company would love This 60-acre Bhumihar farmer grows Monsanto’s Dekalb-9120 and DuPont Pioneer’s P-3522 maize hybrids on 25 acres while maintaining a 20-acre mango orchard and planting wheat and mustard in his remaining land At 60 quintals per acre his maize yields are the highest in Bihar and probably India But Choudhary is also a maize trader selling about 60000 quintals annually that includes his own 1500 quintals besides dealing in fertilisers and hybrid corn seeds He has built a warehouse that can store 1500 quintals: “Instead of going to the mandi I have tied up Suguna Poultry Amrit Feeds and few other processors in Siliguri They lift directly from my warehouse and give a better rate than the dalals (brokers) in Gulab Bagh” Choudhary’s biggest concern is labour costs: “Five years back if you wanted five people and offered Rs 50 daily wage along with food eight would turn up Now even with Rs 200 plus food only two will come” Mohammad Mahir Bharri village Kadwa block Katihar Unlike Choudhary this father of four sons (one of who works as a farm labourer in Punjab) and three daughters owns no land That hasn’t stopped Mohammad Mahir though from growing Pinnacle a high-management irrigated maize hybrid from Monsanto on 22 bighas under a ‘batai’ sharecropping arrangement where one-third of his produce goes as lease rent to the landowner At 205 quintals per bigha — 25 bighas make an acre — his yields are as good as the 200-bushel levels of farmers in Illinois and Iowa Mahir estimates his total cultivation cost at to Rs 9000-10000 per bigha including Rs 1150 for seed Rs 2800 for fertiliser Rs 1500 for pesticides Rs 1400 for irrigation and Rs 2500 for threshing and transport “Even at a price of Rs 900 per quintal I get a reasonable return” he says Mahir’s main cost saving comes from the “free” labour contributed by family members “This crop needs good care but it is only makka that helped me get two of my daughters married” he reveals Shankar Singh Chandwa village Falka block Katihar Given half a chance he would grow maize even in the aangan (courtyard) of his home Shankar Singh hasn’t revised that opinion even after cyclonic winds damaging almost half of his crop this year Like most farmers in this Rajput-dominated village his entire 12-acre holding was planted with maize Makka cultivation according to Singh is like a fixed deposit that doubles in six months “Farmers here are much better-off than what they were 6-7 years back Earlier we used to grow banana and some of us also tried out sunflower But with makka Ihave been netting Rs 25-3 lakh annual profits which has been solely due to good-quality hybrids giving over 50 quintals per acre” he adds Chandwa which has 100-oddfarming families is part of Falka the block that was worst affected by the thunderstorm and squall lashing Bihar’s Seemanchal belt on the night of April 21 “Seeing our crop lodge made me understand what drives farmers to commit suicide But I believe the cyclone was an aberration and we will come back strongly in the next maize season” asserts Singh For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 18 2016 2:34 pm Uri terror attack: Militants attacked the rear office of the Indian Army’s infantry battalion in Uri (Source: ANI/Twitter) Top News Seventeen jawans have been killed in the militant attack on the rear office of the infantry battalion of the Indian Army at Uri Baramulla Reports suggested that the attack started at 5:15 am on Sunday and after a round of intense firing four militants were neutralised said the army spokesperson Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the incident and said that the perpetrators would be brought to justice This could well bethe highest casualty suffered by the Indian Army in a single militantattack Combing operations are currently underway in Uri and helicopters have been deployed to search areas close to the site In the wake of Uri attack Home Minister Rajnath Singhpostponed his trip to United States and Russia A high level security meet is scheduled at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence at 12:15 pm Senior MHAand MoD officials are to attend the meeting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit Uri later today According to reports security has been beefed up in Uri and the vital roads that connect the Northern Kashmir town to the Line of Control TheArmy had reportedly sent three choppers from army’s 19 divisional headquarters in Baramulla to Uri? 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