Thursday Blog 12.5.16 Plight of Indian farmers 5th Indian plague

This is one of the worst plagues of modern I think, other than starvation death, how can a country call itself shining when thousands of its farmers are committing suicide every year? For petty reasons (to those of shining brigade) like loan of 300 rupee? Yes, as per family members some of these suicides were caused because the farmer was unable to return 300 rupee to the moneylender!

Yes, farming is a gamble, dependent on nature and twenty other natural causes, you can never be sure that the thing you sowed is the thing you will reap! But, they must be given a chance to face the failures for a few crops at a stretch before branding the country as shining.

How about helping them, actually helping them with finances?
How about training them, after understanding what they exactly require?
How about appointing some educated people who actually care about farmers and are trained enough to guide them, troubleshoot problems as and when they arise, in-house agriculture executive I mean!
There are ways of solving this one problem, but you will have to first care for them!

HUM HINDUSTANI

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6 comments

  1. In some countries, because of the nature of farming and it’s dependency on the weather, the government pays a monthly subsidy. Unfortunately, many farmers in India and Pakistan, and elsewhere, were fooled into getting involved in GM farming, i.e. seeds modified, check it out, there is plenty on line about it, hope your books are going well, blessings

    1. I grumble so much because I had economics in my graduation level, so I sort of know how a little actual help can change this scenario and our worthless government will rather spend that money on foreign trips 😦 or their own merriment.

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