'He said farmers could not get good price for their produce as the middlemen in the 'Mandis' would buy from them at very low rates and sell the same at a much higher price in cities.
But once FDI comes in, they will be taken out of this equation, he said.'
Even today all the Super Bazars or Malls are buying from the Middle Men from the Mandies .
around 60 to 70 per cent of all perishable products >>> Only a few days back it was 40-50% wastage. By the time 2014 comes around, I guess it will be 90% wastage to sell us Indians the miracle that is FDI in retail!
Anyway, as per UN, the Western countries (Europe and US) which is aped by India also wastes 50% of food and vegetables:
Accidental damage during threshing or fruit picking; damage by insects; mechanical damage and spillage during harvest, and crops filtered out post-harvest by quality requirements of supermarkets and food companies are some of the reasons why 20% of produce in Europe won’t even make it to a grocery store shelf, let alone a plate.
And let us not forget the huge farm subsidies the farmers in these countries enjoy.