Farmers of India

India is a vividly divided nation. The tagline unity in diversity goes way beyond any of us and it stands true for everyone. But at the heart of this nation, we have food, which is produced by the farmers which comprise of 50% employment and 18% of the GDP.
These statistics clearly show how crucial the farming sector is for a developing nation like ours.
Let’s take a more specific look at the farmers of India since they are as diverse as the country they are also having their fair share of problems the only thing wrong about this is, that there are not enough radicle changes to improve their living conditions.
The farmers are from different locations, have different crops and have various farming styles.
Farmers are mostly rain fed, which means they engage only in monsoon-dependent farming. The primary income of the rain-fed farmer is cultivation, the monsoon season greatly affects their crop. This uncertainty results in these farmers being included in the population of India which is said to be poor.
To my astonishment, the areas where these rainfed farmers are based receive the least attention and support from the government.
All of this means that they will be having a bundle of problems which indicates that there cannot be a generalized approach towards solving this issue.
We have to come up with some methods which will cater to all of the problems.
Alternating crops or choosing entirely different crops for mass production which require less irrigation.
Using smart irrigation systems for the crops.
Using the products which are researched by the government to make sure the crop’s potential is fully maximized.
There are many such things which can be implemented for their benefit.
Alongside, the government has come up with substantial programs which will change the face of agriculture in India.
There are some research programs on food such as TIGR2ESS.
It is a program led by Howard Griffiths of the Plant Sciences and it will lay out the foundation for a second Green Revolution in India.
There are other things which we can’t influence directly such as global climate change but we can improve our daily lifestyles and adopt a greener approach towards everything so that we can help the earth sustain for much longer and contribute towards our farmers in our own way so that their hardships are alleviated.
The government should cut out the middlemen by bridging the farmer with the consumer.
With the new technology and satellites we can always get a weather forecast not 100% correct but still, precautions can be taken.
The current programs which have been already in action by the government should be improvised and then enacted again with more force and better planning and execution which would result in the betterment of the Indian farmers and thus improving the lives and economy of the whole nation by upgrading its core.


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