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.

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March 2018


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.

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