Chennai, August 4, 2016: The passing of the GST Bill by Rajya Sabha is an important landmark in the economic management of our country. The National Commission on Farmers had recommended steps which can lead to an Indian Single Market. The aim of having an Indian Single Market is to control food inflation and price volatility. GST will facilitate the implementation of the proposal for promoting an Indian Single Market. The Indian Single Market has other advantages like allowing free movement of food material without restrictions on the state borders. With due safeguards as already proposed during the debate in Rajya Sabha, and as assured by the Finance Minister, we can witness a new beginning in agricultural progress and food security.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.