“If everyone become an engineer or doctor, then who will grow crops, we feel proud that we grow crops“….said the farmer , who was waiting for the rain to come.
There is no second thought in the fact that a farmer plays an important role our life.
The emotions that we have about ” MAA KE HAATH KA KAHANA” to ” RESTAURANT KA FAMOUS FOOD”, everything is directly or indirectly connected to farmers.
ALas! this community of the society is one of the most suffered community in India.
“Slow agricultural growth is a concern for policymakers as some two-thirds of India’s people depend on rural employment for a living. Current agricultural practices are neither economically nor environmentally sustainable and India’s yields for many agricultural commodities are low. Poorly maintained irrigation systems and almost universal lack of good extension services are among the factors responsible. Farmers’ access to markets is hampered by poor roads, rudimentary market infrastructure, and excessive regulation.” — World Bank: “India Country Overview 2008