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WTO:- Domestic support

In Amber box base year is considered as 1986-88 instead of current year. What impact does it have on the farmer of india?


  • For developing countries aggregate measure of support under domestic support should not exceed 10% of total 1986-1988 agriculture production value whereas for developed it is 5%.though it looks on the surface developing countries can have more subsidies but the problem lies in base year.
    We know that the agri production of India is way less than that of USA in 1986 so in absolute terms subsidy value of USA can be more than that of india
    2nd problem is the base year does not factor in the role of inflation and general rise in price levels over a period of time for instance kg/rice now costs around 50rs in open market whereas it is very less in 10%rule is not enough to provide various subsidies like msp fuel food fertilizer for all the needy farmers
  • In the years since its freedom, India has gained colossal progress towards food security. Indian population has tripled, and food-grain production more than quadrupled. There has been a significant increment in accessible food grain per capita. Before the mid-1960s India depended on imports and food help to meet household prerequisites. In any case, two long stretches of serious dry spell in 1965 and 1966 persuaded India to change its farming approach and that they couldn't depend on outside guide and imports for food security. India embraced huge approach changes concentrated on the objective of foodgrain independence. India's strong stand on food security at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has debilitated to wreck the primary multilateral exchange assention came to over the most recent two decades. Developed nations have whined that India is backpedaling on its guarantee made at Bali last December where it was concurred that the Trade Facilitation Agreement will be influenced a WTO to run by 31 July, while a changeless answer for the nourishment security issue will be discovered just by 2017. India has kept up that distinctive courses of events for different components of the Bali bundle is against the WTO tenets of a solitary endeavor where everything should be executed all the while. Also visit panseva for the PAN card related help!
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