Liberal Altrnatives


Indian Marshall Plan BIRD

The draft of Indian Martial Plan for Bharat’s Integral Recostruction and Development (IMP BIRD)

Sharad Joshi, Founder, Shetkari Sanghatana & Ex-M. P. (Rajya Sabha)sharad-joshi

Any Marshall Plan essentially involves a reversal of the post-war roles of the Vanquisher and the Vanquished. At the outset Bharat shows white flag indicating that it is the vanquished nation in the conflict with India. Bharat found no adequate response to the horrendous weapon of Global warming that India used against Bharat causing cloud burst, untimely rains, hail storms, frequent droughts which devastated the agricultural economy – the backbone of Bharat’s economic structure.

Modalities of Marshall Plan execution.

  1. The Government of India undertakes to issue spe
    cial bonds of the amount, at least of Rs. 300 thousand crores which corresponds to the estimate made in the report of the Task Force on Agriculture (2000-2001) about the losses suffered by the farmers in the 20 years from 1981 to 2000 on account of the negative subsidy policies imposed by the government of India. The proceeds of the bonds as also the proceeds of the sales and purchases of agricultural land will constitute the main bulwark of the Marshall Plan activities.
  2. Total waiver of agricultural loans including electricity bills of all farmers, removing all restrictions on domestic as also international trade of agricultural commodities, removing all restrictions on trials and use of technological innovations.
  3. The Marshall Plan can be taken advantage of by any state in the Union that is prepared to cooperate with the objectives of the Marshall Plan in an adequate measure as judged by the proportion utilized of the total outlay of sales and purchases of agricultural land in the state for purposes of infrastructural growth, particularly cold storage facilities, construction of adequate roads between farm-gates and the market places as also the quantum of cold transport facilities. The states which are not found to be cooperating with the objective of the Marshall Plan may run the risk of being kept out of the implementation of the Marshal Plan for appropriate periods.

In all the social, economic or strategic warfare  the vanquisher country has invariably imposed its will on the vanquished nations and taken away their valuable assets including financial resources or rich mining lands etc. The one way transfer of this type was known to be impossible of implementation. As happened in the case of India and Bharat, Bharat stands vanquished. But rather than impose further taxation on Bharat it is the turn of India now to make moves that will permit Bharat to become an active participant in all Commerce with India, if necessary in competition with the Indian players.

Two examples are particularly relevant here.

France as a consequence of Versailles treaty not only imposed heavy reparation payments on Germany but also took away major mining provinces like Ruhr.  This kind of a one way exploitation could not continue for long time and essentially resulted in hyper-inflation, the rise of Hitler and the second World War.

Quite contrary is the story of Japan which, even after the nuclear holocaust stands once again as a proud and prosperous nation. The secret of Japan’s accomplishment lies in the fact that, right since 1921 Japan followed a policy of keeping the paddy prices much higher than the international prices. This was again contrary to the Indian policy of negative subsidies to farmers of Bharat i. e. fixing prices of farm produce that would be much lower than the international market prices.

In order to avoid further conflicts between two friendly nations like India and Bharat the Marshall Plan proposes to restructure the vanquished Bharat in such a way that it once again stands on its own feet and take part as equal partners with the Indian economy.

Pune:  05 October 2015

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