Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah Sarkaryavahs Dattatreya Hosabale recently said the linkage between inflation and food prices needs to be given serious thought and stressed that people want food, clothing and shelter to be affordable as they are basic requirements. He also credited all governments till date for making India self-reliant in agriculture. He underlined that though the essentials have to be affordable for everyone, farmers should not have to bear the brunt of it.
Speaking at an RSS event — “International Conference on Harnessing Indian Agriculture for Domestic and Global Prosperity” — in Delhi, Hosabale said: “The link between inflation and food prices needs to be pondered over. India has not only become self-reliant in grains but can also send to other countries and for that credit goes to all governments till date, scientists and farmers”. Hosabale’s statement assumes significance as the annual inflation rate in India stood at 7.01 per cent in June, according to government data. Hosabale also said,’ students of agriculture must also learn about India’s ancient knowledge systems that had the best traditional farming practices’.