March 19th, 2018

Use WTO mini meet to raise third world concerns: SJM to Suresh Prabhu

RSS' economic arm — the Swadeshi Jagran Manch — has urged the Ministry of Commerce to utilise the forthcoming WTO mini-ministerial meeting to raise issues bothering India and other third world countries that are being bulldozed by increasing protectionism among developed economies.

Avoid Backing Investment Facilitation at WTO Meet, Swadeshi Jagran Manch Cautions Govt

New Delhi: Ahead of a gathering of representatives of 50 WTO countries here on Monday, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has asked the government to protect India’s national interest even if the country has to stand alone.

SJM, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has also cautioned the commerce and industry ministry from making any statement at the World Trade Organization (WTO) mini ministerial on the contentious issue of investment facilitation.

Swadeshi Jagran Manch asks government to commit on food security

NEW DELHI: A day ahead of the start of the mini-ministerial conclave of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has asked Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu to make definite commitments on substantive issues, including food security and foodgrains stock holding.

SJM has also asked the minister to ensure that India puts forward its interests on negotiations on e-commerce, fisheries, and investment felicitation at the meet.

March 15th

SJM wants an end to royalty payments to Monsanto

Cap treatment cost in private hospitals: SJM

New Delhi Jan 23 (PTI) The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) today requested the government to cap costs of diagnostic services and consultations charges in private hospitals.

Citing an analysis of four hospital bills by drug-price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the SJM said it provided clear evidence of exploitation of patients by the private hospitals.

Remove royalty on BG-II cotton seeds: SJM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has requested the government to remove Rs 49 royalty on genetically modified (Bt) cotton seeds, using Bollgard-II (BG-II) technology of the US seed major Monsanto. In a letter to the Joint Secretary (Seeds), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ashwani Kumar, national co-convenor of the SJM Ashwani Mahaja said that the BT-II trait for which the government had fixed Rs 49 as trait value or royalty in 2016 and 2017 has become ineffective from 2015 itself.

Indian Gov't Draws Flak for Not Ending Royalties to Monsanto for Bt Cotton Seeds

Pressure groups have been demanding stricter regulations to tighten the noose on American agrochemical industry Monsanto, which allegedly marketed genetically modified cotton seeds that failed to guard crops against pink bollworm, causing crop failure in most of India.

October 9th, 2017

Safeguard India's interests at WTO: RSS affiliate's advice to Suresh

NEW DELHI: The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) wrote to Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to safeguard India's interests in the fields of agriculture, investment and e-commerce as the country's representative at the Mini-Ministerial on the World Trade Organization in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Underscoring the fact that decisions made at the Mini-Ministerial will keenly affect our socio-economic policies, the SJM advised Prabhu to establish India as an important and strong developing country voice.

August 24th

SJM wants fresh cooked food to fight malnutrition in kids

New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), an economic wing of the RSS, today urged the Centre to frame a "clear policy" to promote use of fresh cooked food instead of ready-to-use eatables by states to treat malnutrition among children.

SJM All India co-convener Ashwani Mahajan told PTI that there is a policy of the central government, which focuses on fresh cooked food, among other measures, to tackle malnutrition but some of the state governments are not implementing it.

August 16th

Anti-dumping duty on 93 products from China: Nirmala Sitharaman

The government today said anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products including chemicals and machinery items imported from China. The other Chinese products on which India has imposed this duty include steel and other metals, fibres and yarn, rubber or plastic, electric and electronics and consumer goods.

“Anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products concerning imports from China,” Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.