Farmers are moving towards poverty

Farmers are moving towards poverty


Even though there are many distinct cultures, religions, beliefs, traditions, and societies in India, everyone needs to eat every day. Farmers cultivate the foodstuffs. But, the government worries the farmers. Why?, I’m unsure. Because so many people in this world are self-centered, even the average individual might not care about the farmer’s life.

It is impossible for farmers to fix the price of their harvest. Crop values fluctuate greatly. Even in comparison to the money they invested, it can result in financial loss.

About Farmers:

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According to various definitions, there are between 37 and 118 million farmers in India. Agriculture is working at a slower pace every single day. India’s total area under cultivation is 394.6 million acres. Several of these sites are currently being developed as homes, apartments, and non-agricultural land.

Agriculture will not be expanded by the government. Farmers are not receiving loans from banks or assistance from government programmes in a proper manner. Government programmes are not beneficial from the perspective of the farmer. Governments are deceiving the populace and farmers by enacting pointless laws, policies, and welfare measures.

Current situation:

On March 10, 2023, 1 kg of tomatoes cost 31 rupees, 1 kilogramme of potatoes cost 55 rupees, 1 kg of wheat cost 86 rupees, and 1 kg of onion cost 23 rupees.

This is the current price of the above-mentioned vegetables in India.

According to a report, it will cost between 30,000 and 40,000 rupees to cultivate a single acre of arable land. The 45,000 rupees (or loss of investment) are the results of that investment.

Main reason:

Taxes on agricultural products like fertiliser, insecticides, seeds, and transportation methods are rising as a result of this. We may turn the farmer into a debtor by increasing taxes and lowering demands. Banks don’t lend to farmers, which opens the door for them to borrow money at excessive interest rates.

The price of gasoline and diesel, as well as the taxes associated with RTO offices and FASTAG, are all rising due to increased government levies on the transportation system. The farmer will have to deal with all of this. When they wish to export their goods, such as produce like fruits, crops, or vegetables, they are willing to pay more for transportation

These are the main factors in the farmer’s debt.

Government schemes for farmers:

I don’t know if this scheme works or not. But giving clear information is my responsibility.

  1. Soil health care scheme: This is for maintaining and regulating soil health.
  1. Neem-coated urea (NCU). This is for promoting the use of urea.
  1. Paramparagat Krishi Vikash Yojana (PKVY): This is for organic formation.
  1. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY): This is for creating assured irrigation.

These are some of the main schemes for agricultural workers employed by farmers.

-as reported by Bala Santhosh.

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