Added on : 2018-05-10 15:51:52
Baba Ram Dev's Patanjali uses "Swadeshi" tag to not share Rs 2 crore out of Rs 400 crore revenue with farmers for exploiting their bio-resources. Now a case has been filed against the government challenging regulations, because Patanjali has cited the government regulation for not paying to the farmers.
Should ‘Swadeshi’ companies have to share with farmers the huge profits and benefits they derive from selling India’s bioresources as their ‘herbal’ and ‘ayurvedic’ products? Or are only ‘foreign companies’ required to provide monetary and non-monetary benefits to the people who grow, protect and conserve India’s biodiversity? Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali conglomerate, with a self-declared annual revenue of more than Rs 100 billion, contends that state authorities do not have the power to collect such a levy from it.