Farmers' Income: Will India be able to double it in next 5 years?

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Sakthiraja M said: (Dec 12, 2018)  
Formers has backbone of the nation because there are many formers has to given to the food so former very important for the nation and world.

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Lalitha said: (Dec 2, 2018)  
We all know that the farmer is a backbone to our country. Yes, It's doubled. If Government treated them with care and responsibility as they take their part to avoid the corruption. Lack of knowledge about technology changed in the farming, a farmer also loses their confidence and go to other parts of the country for their surveillance or leaving this world by suicides.

This will be eliminated by us since this is our nation. Every individual has to take the responsibility to aware the farmers about the technology in farming and cultivation. Even the government can change their policies towards farmers if we are with one voice since that government is built by each and every person in this country. If we are providing such a support and respect over the farmers they felt confident and do their job to the country. This is my opinion, Thank you.

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Deepu said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
Farming is an age-old activity that has achieved the title of the backbone of India.

Certainly, farmers income can be doubled in the coming years. First of all, let's analyze the sources of a farmer's income:

1. Crops.
2. Vegetables.
3. Dairy.
4. Flowers.

The major part of income is from cultivation. Of course increase of MSP is a viable solution but other alternatives could be providing subsidized fertilizers and seeds, encouraging scientific farming and discouraging the participation of middlemen in producing the harvested crop to the market. Government policies should focus on maximizing their reach to the farmers. Benefits of scientific farming should be made known to farmers and optimum use of the available land for cultivation should be taught. Instead of growing one crop, mixed cultivation can be given a thought so that a farmer earns money from both primary and secondary crops (flowers or vegetables) grown in the same land at the same time. Schemes like made in India can widen their scope by encouraging local handlooms and crafts and providing incentives to farmers to take up the plantation required to meet the demands of the local craft industry. Involvement of middleman can be checked by digitalization such as launching apps that directly make farmers meet their customers and are rightly paid for their judicious efforts.

The government can plan to set up dairy centres in a group of villages thus encouraging farmers to take up dairy activities and at the same time making India self-sufficient in dairy production. Schemes to provide farmers with cow 9at cheaper rates) can be a boon.

Thus with the aforementioned strategies and digitalization, we can certainly achieve the goal of increasing farmers income.

Thank you!

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Shivam said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
Farming is the fundamental block of economy in our country, farmers work in the field throughout the year in harsh weather conditions in hope of good yield, but in some cases weather does not co-operate with them so government should help the farmer by should decrease farming tax and provide free electricity for farming purpose so if government Will able to give double income to farmer it's very good for farmer and also for the country in a path of substantial and developed nations.

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Ashish Goundharya said: (Sep 14, 2018)  
Yes, I think in the upcoming 5 years the plans for farmers will be started accelerating.

We can observe the present government introducing lot of schemes, free electricity to farmers, solar energy, solar pumps, subsidy in purchasing seeds, training farmers to chemical-free farming Etc.

Nowadays we can observe the vegetables of farmers are directly sold to the retailer it means market. And hence more profit is earned by farmers.

Digitization, GST also helps to improve the condition of farmers. Gov should increase MSP and purchasing price from farmers.

So that farmers stop suicide.

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Mahesh Shivnarayan Poojari said: (Sep 8, 2018)  
To the benefit of Farmers of India.

The land of the farmers should be registered in government list first. Government should provide water facility, fertilizer and electricity to the farmers for their farming purposes.

At the time of yield in return 50% of crop can be purchased by the government at their rate also rest 50% can be hand over to the farmer for their survival.

In this way the government can practice the ignorance for sucidial activities for the benefit of the farmers.

The government and the farmers will be in equal profit.

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Payal said: (Sep 6, 2018)  
To increase farmer's income, present government has increased the MSP of crops. With 'make in India' program, government has made many industries to depend on farmers for raw materials. Not only domestic companies but foreign companies like Walmart also depend upon farmers for various products. With the help of digitalisation, it has been made possible for the farmers to know the prevailing market prices of their products in the market. This helps them to sell their output at reasonable price. Also, they can know about the weather conditions as well because of digitalisation.

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Nikunj Senjaliya said: (Sep 4, 2018)  
In india, there is no fix agriculture policy, first of all we have to settle this. Second thing is that by not only increased prices of crops will going to help farmers because due to inflation they will not increase their buing capacity. Rather than we have to introduce new and efficient technologies to farming that reduce the wastage of crops and increase the production rate.

Another thing is that we have to strengthen our system to provide the MSP to correct people, not to traders.

We should reduce the tax slab (currently 18%) on the agriculture equipments and fertilizers and pesticides to reduce the production cost of crops.

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S. Chandini said: (Sep 2, 2018)  
The goal is achievable if the farmers adopt and use modern technology in cultivation like drip irrigation as it will direct the maximum utilisation of water with minimum quantity. Water is like god, we have no right to waste it. The focus will then be on more crop per water for every farm doubling farmers income.

To double the farmers income by improving technology, increasing milk production, use of solar light, honey production.

Increase afforestation by planting more trees along river banks to avoid soil erosion during floods.

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Vikash Pal said: (Sep 1, 2018)  

I am Vikash Pal BE student from RGPV Bhopal.

Now a day people are getting lazy, workless in the field of farming, agriculture. And the most of people depends on the rainy session because they have not facilities for watering, boring, canal and electricity. If a farmer takes KCC loan. They have to pay with more interest because the crop is also ruin due to globalization.


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Swarnalata Khuntia said: (Aug 31, 2018)  
Yes, I think that can be done. As we know India is best in technological sector. So applying advanced technology the new youngsters can do farming which is helpful for farmers and also for our economical strength. Also, we all change our mentality and not depending upon government Job we also do agriculture for which the dream for our nation can be fulfilled. Thank you.

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Sonali said: (Aug 26, 2018)  
Hi all.

My name is Sonali.

At present, farmers income is not enough to fulfil their basic needs. For Eg: their children's education, farmers are unable to give proper education to their children, due to increasing prices of school fees.

Currently, farmers are suffering from lack of facilities, farmers are suffering from a dearth in most of the villages in Maharashtra.

If this conditions would be the same, then I think it is not possible to double farmers income in next 5 years.

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Bhim said: (Aug 16, 2018)  
Agriculture land is decreasing day by day due to increase in the population. If the income will be double or more than now then it would not that much affect to them because of the inflation in the economy. The main aim of the government should provide that policy by which farmers can save their money for the future purposes.

Farmers take loan from the moneylenders at the highest interest rates and affect a lot to them because that is the liability for them to return the money with the high interest whether the crop grown or not.

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Arpit Argal said: (Aug 10, 2018)  
With increase in foreign trade and export of food items and vegetables being facilitated because of refrigerated shipping containers as a result of increase in globalization. I believe farmers will benefit from this by increasing their production levels and gaining the advantage of a larger platform for them - the global market.

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Piya said: (Aug 4, 2018)  
Farming and the farmers are the mainbackbone of Indian economy but on the bases of income scale farmers stand on the lowest position. Due to the increase in population farmers lands are day by day decreasing in size. If the land was not their then the existence of farmers are moving towards the dark zone area. If the condion remains same in upcoming years then we will definitely seen the heavy decrement in the farming work because farmers are not able to earn their minimum livelihood.

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Bala said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
Yes, it is necessary to encourage farmers for the growth of the nation.

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