The Real ‘CULPRIT’ Is The PAN Number And Not The Farm Laws Which Is Being Opposed By The “KISAN “ Agitators
Now that it is amply clear that neither so called farmers nor the supporters of agitators here are likely to answer my very basic and simple question, let me elaborate the real reason why so called farmers want the laws withdrawn. The answer is very simple but nobody will ever mention it because large scale corruption by them is the main reason.
The farm laws clearly state that the farmers income of selling their produce will remain tax free as hitherto No problem till here. Now comes the catch and the main reason of the agitation. The farm law also requires that the farmer has to indicate the PAN number of the trader whom he sells his produce.
Since the trader is not a farmer and therefore is not exempt from Income Tax. So if he buys thousands of crores of actual or fake produce from farmer he has to sell and pay GST as well as income tax on his earnings.
But in reality either the farmer has not sold anything or has been forced to sell at a very low rate. The MIDDLEMAN who has either not bought any farm produce or bought them at very low rate, till now calling themselves as farmers ( read sharks) used to show all their I’ll gotten wealth as farm income and avail income tax exemption. Now that route has been closed permanently by the three farm laws.
And this is the main reason of the agitation.
Remember Mr P Chidambaram in 2012 had availed hundreds of crores of IT exemption for selling cauliflower grown in his kitchen garden on grounds as being a farmer.
So it is not farm laws but stupid PAN number who is to be blamed for all that is happening.
_My Note: Food grains are exempt from GST levy._