Govt cautioned against imported goods, increase in joblessness
A round table meeting was organised by voluntary organisations opposing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would be held from July 24 to 27 at Hyderabad. The meeting was organised by Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) here at the press club on Friday.
Vijayawada: A round table meeting was organised by voluntary organisations opposing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would be held from July 24 to 27 at Hyderabad. The meeting was organised by Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) here at the press club on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion farmer minister Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao said the farmers of the Telugu region were already in deep trouble with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement by importing sugar, palm oil, cotton and other essential goods from other countries and was a big blow for the local farmers who were not getting minimum support price for their crop.
By importing sub-standard goods from China many industries were shut down in the country and by signing RCEP agreement more and more imported goods would flood into India causing more industries to shut down and more unemployment to rise. By importing dairy products from New Zealand and Australia the local dairy production units would be severely affected and the medicine prices would rise.
Rao further said that most of the agreements were done without the approval of the two houses of Parliament and without the knowledge of the common people. RCEP was totally against the rights of the people and the round table meeting held here should be a wakeup call for the government to step out of RCEP.
He further said that all the farmers should be partners in Swecha Vanijyala Praja Pratighatana Vedika and protest the RCEP meeting which would start on July 23 at Hyderabad.
Farmer MLA MV Sivarama Krishna, social worker Ranjan Sen Gupta, farmers association leaders Y Nagendranath, N Brahmaiah, PS Vijaya Kumar, D Harinath, A Gandhi, S Ramesh, Keshava Rao and others participated in the meeting.