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PDP, officials said on Monday. 200 men of the Grenadier Regiment arrived here from Gwalior on Sunday to help out at the press. They demanded the Gujarat Government to waive off bank loans of around Rs 150 crore which they had taken to establish greenhouses.Office bearers of GFA addressed the press conference at the office of Khedut Samaj Gujarat near Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad Vijay Patel GFA Vice president said “This scheme was launched in 2005 Initially it did not get much success But from 2011 the government announced subsidy of 65% of the project cost Subsequently there was an abundance of greenhouses in the state By 2014-15 there were more than 2200 green houses in Gujarat However due to lack of policy level decisions by Gujarat Government the scheme proved a failure and the future of a hundreds of young people like us who had started greenhouse farming has been jeopardised” He added that the scheme has failed to such an extent that today there are less than 100 greenhouse farming units in the state According to Vijay there was no prior study on the kind of structure required for establishing greenhouses suitable to the climate of the state There is also the problem of various diseases in greenhouse farming which the agriculture universities also do not have the answer to “Instead of making profit our greenhouse units are incurring losses” he added Secretary of GFA Tejas Patel said that initially around 150 commercial agencies were providing consultancy to farmers to set up greenhouse farming units “It was after our representations in 2013-14 that the state government decided rules for greenhouse farming and set up a panel of commercial agencies to assist the farmers Now there are only 13 such agencies in the state” GFA office bearers said that their repeated demand to waive off loans has remained unanswered by the state government Vijay said “We met a number of state government authorities including Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel But they never gave proper reply to our demands Eventually we approached the Gujarat High Court” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Amrita Nandy | Published: August 31 2016 12:06 am Although arguments for paternity leave are well-known and compelling the minister’s reservations are best countered by lessons from precedents Top News The women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has said that she wants evidence of men taking care of children before she allows them paternity leave “If men gave me one iota of hope by taking sick leave for childcare then yes we can think of mooting a proposal for paternity leave” she is reported to have said This is similar to her position on criminalising marital rape — Gandhi wanted evidence of marital rape cases before supporting a legislation While the minister’s stress on evidence is well-founded and so is her concern about men’s role in childcare should she be waiting for a change in the norm before drawing up a policy Perhaps a substantive paternity leave will foster possibilities for a turnaround Although arguments for paternity leave are well-known and compelling the minister’s reservations are best countered by lessons from precedents The most instructive example here is the childcare leave introduced in 2008 after the Sixth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations for employees of the central government and later the state governments Unlike maternity leave childcare leave — as the name suggests — has no associations with biology or gender Astonishingly however this fully-paid 730 day-long leave is meant “only” for mothers for “care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination sickness etc” The regressive notion that women care and men earn underpins this policy measure There is of course no evidence of the links between the mother’s care and the child’s performance in an examination or recovery from illness So the childcare leave seems to legitimise the father’s absence from caregiving and institutionalises female care A substantive paternity leave can undo this howler Childcare leave was widely welcomed despite the obvious discrimination written into it As expected it eased the employed mother’s burdens so she had no reason to complain It placed the father’s share of work on the mother’s shoulders so why would he complain anyway However both men and women did object to certain implications of the leave and these hold lessons for the paternity leave issue While doing my doctoral research I filed an RTI request to explore public responses to the provision for childcare leave The reply revealed applications from fathers for childcare leave The applicants in question were either single fathers or men whose wives were disabled or chronically-ill Many such applicants had requested that men placed in “exceptional circumstances” should be allowed to take childcare leave The minister’s argument that men do not use/need paternity leave is refuted by the demands of such men The absence of a real paternity leave hurts them and their children the most even though their understanding of the leave is utilitarian and circumstantial These fathers also levelled charges of misuse of childcare leave by women — their charges are strikingly similar to the minister’s suspicion that men will misuse paternity leave The misuse argument is an old bogey that accompanies every new piece of legislation The dowry law for example has been haunted by this allegation ever since its inception While misuse by some is a real possibility is it wise to allow this fear to thwart the multiple uses and benefits the leave promises to lakhs of families Policing the use of the leave is impossible But men should be encouraged to avail such leave We could follow the example of the Nordic countries and craft the provision with built-in deterrents such as the “use it or lose it” clause The writer is Fox International Fellow at Yale University and doctoral candidate at JNU For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News saying Brexit will 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