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Letters to BS: Gujarat results show prices don't define rural distress

Indeed, increasing the minimum support price is just one of many solutions

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With reference to “and distress” (January 9), according to the writer, the misery of groundnut and cotton were more than compensated by milk and vegetable in Gujarat, and the overall impression of opposition parties that voters have deserted the is actually not backed by facts. But the BJP does not need to rejoice over this, as the misery faced by groundnut and cotton need to be addressed comprehensively.

Indeed, increasing the is just one of many solutions. The others could be availability of cold storage, access to global markets so that the are not dependent only on local consumption, and access to technology for both rich and poor And though milk and vegetable may sound happy about getting Rs 100,000 annually, all the efforts should be made to increase their income as it will also impact the economy on the consumption front. Without an iota of doubt industrial hubs such as Surat, and create a lot of employment opportunity not only for locals but cheap labour from the states of and Hopefully, this trend will continue. And the manner in which traders from have supported the BJP means they are not dissatisfied with the implementation of the goods and services tax. So it would be better if the ruling party took every section of the society together and worked for their betterment in the next five years.

Bal Govind, Noida

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:34 IST