CITU DENOUNCES MODI GOVT’S DECISION TO MAKE WHEAT IMPORT DUTY FREE

9th December 2016


The Centre of Indian Trade Unions expresses its anguish over the retrograde decision of the Narendra Modi Govt to reduce the import duty on wheat nil as an open-ended measure and condemns such anti-farmer decision.
The decision has come at a time when the country witnessed a better monsoon and expects increase in production of wheat, which happens to be major product engaging a big section of our country’s farmers; also global price of wheat is witnessing decline.
Such measure of making wheat import duty free will open the floodgate of wheat import in our country to benefit the agro-MNCs in the background of depressed global whet price; this is going to be disastrous for the country’s agricultural sector as a whole affecting our farmers and agricultural workers in a big way.
CITU demands upon the Govt to withdraw the notification making wheat import duty free and calls upon the workers and toiling people to raise their voice of protest and opposition to such anti-farmenr, anti-people disastrous decision of the Govt

Issued by
( TAPAN SEN )
General Secretary

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