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The prices of all commodities have been soaring. Basic items like sugar, vegetables, rice, oil keep increasing. Corruption has risen considerably and the govt refuses to curb the problem. The people of India also refuse to take con-centre steps to fight corruption. We repeatedly vote for the same crooks. Around 2% of d population votes for the educated contestants. Its time the govt intervened to reduce prices of basic commodities. Your comments plz?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 01 Dec '09 05:03 pm
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Cyrus, It is absolutely Lack of Knowledge at the Macro Level to handle the distributive system, The weak governance amongst the Legislative Members due to Control of Market on the Legislative Body.. Yes the concern towards the Common People is beyond any interest and Control.
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 01 Dec '09 09:25 pm

 
  
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Well, comrade Cyrus, let's dissect the issue scientifically...so that I don't get called a headless chicken shape shiftin' Chinese spy hahaha.

What does "Free Market" mean? It means a economy where prices are free to be decided upon, based on supply & demand. Great, lookin' good so far. What is rice / veggies etc? Primary goods (as defined in a capitalist economic textbook). WHeras things like car stereo's, cash crops etc., are secondary goods. When the income level rises, demand for primary goods falls. If u were making Rs. 10,000 and now make Rs. 15,000 I highly doubt ur spending it on extra sacks o' rice or extra kg of veggies but u'll prolly get ur wife a nice dress, go to a nice hotel , get a mp3 player, get some chocolate etc.

So what happens is as per law of supply & demand, the income level of primary goods producers remains stagnant. But then increased economic growth is accompanied by a amount of natural increase in monetary inflation. So in the agricultural communit ...more
Answered by A Moin, 01 Dec '09 10:33 pm

 
  
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Your question is pionter to the fact that democracy has failed to look after common people . It is wrong to say that only 2 % are educated contestans .almost all of them are highly educated , see pm ministers . education does not bring solution .so what is the solution ? The Govt is reflection of people only
Answered by mythsbusted, 02 Dec '09 04:41 pm

 
  
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I fully endorse your view in the matter
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 02 Dec '09 03:53 pm

 
  
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The present govt is not capable of handling this as we have coalition govt
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 02 Dec '09 03:50 pm

 
  
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Prices of commodities are increasing so is the DA of government employees so they never have a real grudge on the spiralling prices. First of all our political system is faulty, making voting a fundamental right and then bringing down its eligibility age was totally wrong. As in a public limited company, where only share holders are eligible to vote, not employees, suppliers, buyers and others likewise Why can't the government is not allowing only the tax payers to vote ? Once we force the government to do it then half the battle will be won but our appeal won't be accepted in any court so one day all the educated people will be forced to join the Naxalite movement.
Answered by manoj thakur, 02 Dec '09 03:45 pm

 
  
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All democratcally winning Govt.win by poor peoples vote but look for the interest of rich for huge contribution to the party's fund.It is a balancing act.The steps to bring down the price will hamper the interest of business man,industrialists so Govt.hesitate.They can suck up money from market and reduce the market price that will jeopardize the growth.So public memory is short they will do the same as they do.Leaders know all.
Answered by Ashish, 02 Dec '09 01:54 pm

 
  
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The Govt of the day is having this feeling...rightly or wrongly that they are the elected people...are free to do,n,practice any thing.Look, at the ignorance ,nd,arrogance of our Ministers, particularly Mr Pranab Mukherjee,nd,Mr Joshi.Look at their poor knowledge of the issues involved in the production,n,procurement, right pricing ,nd, finally the most important factor largely responsible for pricing of the commodoties.Its' unfortunate that they blame the higher demand alone for the price rise which is one of the factor but nor the sole factor.This great land of Mahatma Gandhi is in the clutches of the corrupt politicians, inept baboodom, n, tthe ever greedy Tarders. II donot see any hope for the poor in this country paricularly under this present Govt.In so far people at large concerned rather unconcerend...totally driven by caste, religion considerations rather than the meriet.JAI HO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by UMESH SHARMA, 02 Dec '09 01:30 pm

 
  
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Not in control of govt
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 01 Dec '09 07:23 pm

 
  
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Beauty of a debate . Imagine it's impact on people of below poverty line . Today's curse is the tendency of the manufacturers to form a cartel and jack up the price without any justifications but only to boost their kitty and the trend of middle men to maintain their profit during the days of shortage by boosting the price . The government is a silent spectator to all this . They have no pricing policy nor do they monitor it and take corrective action by importing etc.The agriculturist do not even harvest the needy vegetables at times as the price offered by middle men is lower than the harvesting cost and excepting in state of Karnataka there is no government arm to procure , cold store such perishables to regulate supplies to the market . Of course corruption has become an industry by itself . Vigilance and anti corruption wings do not even make dent in it . All such anti social elements are allowed because govt itself is run by corrupt politicians . It is like salt idol immerse ...more
Answered by RAMASWAMY VENKATESH, 01 Dec '09 06:07 pm

 
  
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