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


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Sathya said: (Sep 5, 2020)  
Hello friends, First of all, thank you fr giving me an opportunity to discuss the topic, whether farmers income will double.

I would like to share a thing, that a man's enemy is the man himself.

It's because there is a plan established in Tamilnadu by the govt that the farmers can sell his product directly into a fixed market once a week, named "ulavar sandai", and farmers can directly interact with the customers in selling his or her productions based on the price fixed by themselves, but before the customers, the retail shop owners will go and buy those vegetables in wholesale at a low rate and sell them at a high rate, and the disadvantage is that this "ulavar sandai" will be one in a city, so the customers felt difficulty in going to those markets and buy them which is near to their locality such as (retail shops).

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Sanket Pawar said: (Jun 11, 2020)  
Hi everyone,

Our today's topic is related to farmers and I also belong to a farmer family, so I know farmers problems very well.

Friends, as our question & today's topic, will India be able to double farmers income in next 5 years, then my answer is yes definitely India will do it, but our government&also we should do some thing like,

1) In India more than 50 percent farmers totally based on rain, it means they have not any another water source or we can say that they don't have proper knowledge for storage of rainwater, so government should make the team of officers at tahasil level for campaigning also try to give loan without any interest for minimum 2 years, so by using this money farmer can dig well or any other source for storage of rainwater.

2) Agriculture is totally dependent on atmosphere, and as we know we can't predict atmosphere conditions 100 percent correct but much more than ancient time, so government should make app related to agriculture which gives total information regarding environment, fertilizers, market rate and they should also give a helpline number for any big issue related to farm.

3) Government try to take farmers vegetables and fruits directly, because most of the famers don't have any source to know market rate, so agents take the vegetables in much low rate than market rate, so farmers gain less money than his expectations, I also request to all of you we should take campaign regarding the latest technology for farmers.

4) My last point is related to fertilizers, as we know fertilizers have much more rate so maximum farmers can not buy it, and also due to more use of fertilizers land becomes weak and because of that crop becomes weak, so government as well as we should make campaign are regarding use of organic fertilizers, which are good for crop, so government & companies should make the organic fertilizers for farmers in minimum rate as possible.

Thank you.

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Abhilash B said: (Apr 26, 2020)  
Hello friends,

I agree with all your points. My point in doubling farmers income is by adopting integrated farming system. Annual income of a farmer is approximately 60000 rupees per annum, so how can he cope with the incresing demands of daily needs. In order to overcome and to strengthen farmers financial status Integrated farming should be adopted and govt should provide subsidies on sheep rearing, biogas plant setup and cattle, diary and poultry so farmer can get income all over the year instead of sticking to seasonal cultivation he attains constant income. Manure obtained from cattle and poultry is also used in crop field which reduces the cost of production on fertilizers.

Coming to marketing point of view. Govt should avoid interaction of middle men in buying their produce instead govt should directly setup organisations to buy the produce directly in respective areas and as all the prices of petrol diesel and daily commodities are increasing. Similarly minimum support price of the farmers produce should be increased to double farmers income.

Thank you.

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Sainath Pawade said: (Mar 9, 2020)  
Yes, but a little challenge, to double farmer's income we have to develop communities that help the farmers for double their income. The really challenge is that the trading companies that are in between the farmers and the market or specially, the actual process is happening on that farmer's product which must be reduced.

That can happen when the govt has some regulations that must be followed. When the cost is lower automatically the income also be doubled. And also the main point of that process is to increase the beliefs of soil health of that farm this can be a great change in that subject.

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Amit Kumar Gupta said: (Feb 14, 2020)  
Generating income means less cost of production and higher value at sale. Now assuming the cost of production the important point should be like availability of govt agencies to provide basic services like tractor use, movable hydro pumps at reasonable cost, which will surely be lesser than the prevailing cost in the village area. moving to the seeds and fertiliser which is available by the govt agencies but are accessable to few, who approach.

Distribution of seeds and fertiliser should be like at doorstep, showing your ownership of land holding will decide the quantity of seed and fertiliser. These steps will help in reducing the production cost. Purchase of finished crop at reasonable rates by market agencies will help in increasing the income and it may so possible that the income gets doubled.

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Rnd said: (Feb 8, 2020)  
Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. To develop our country we have to double our farmer's income with the following support. Introduce the Direct Farmers Benefit Scheme so that they can get better quality of seed free of cost. Soil testing to be done on a regular basis.

To take the position of Farmers Agriculture Development Officer to visit the field on a daily basis. Our Farmers are sincere and dedicated. Use scientific methods with modern technology. Market and MSP, storage facilities, transportation and reuse of agriculture wastage definitely double our Farmer's income.

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Sakshi said: (Jan 9, 2020)  
Prime minister Narendra Modi had said that in 75th Independence day they will promise to double farmers income by 2022 and yes, I also think that income will doubled government and ministers are taking many initiatives for making India developed.

But because of atmosphere environment are not in the favour of agriculture then vegetables and other eatables are getting high prized.

If the farmers will use better technology and use other materials properly then their will no wastage or not even things will get luxurious.

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Samiksha Kapse said: (Dec 20, 2019)  
Farmers in India are faces so many problems day by day. Most of the farmers are uses fertilized seed, crops and it causes soil to be unfertilized. In this generation, no one is doing natural farming.

The main reason behind the losses of crops is unfertilized soil. Nowadays the market rate is less because the farmer's income will not be double.

Govt should provide the proper cultivation technology, machinery to the farmers. It is one of the ways to improve the farmer's income. And as we say the farmers are the backbone of India then do something for them.

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Sayali said: (Oct 12, 2019)  
Farmer's income may double in the next 5 years if, they are provided with proper machinery.

In many parts of India, farmers cultivate crops that require more water but with each year rainfall in that area reduces, then those farmers should be given proper knowledge of the crops that can be grown with less water.

Also, the seeds that are dried naturally and of local tend to be healthy and production of such crops is more than that of the crops that are grown with hybrid seeds.

The demand of such crops is more, so this will help them to earn a better livelihood.

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Gopal said: (Aug 30, 2019)  
Farmers in our country are facing more problem in the selling the cultivated products in the markets they are not getting enough support in market to have good Rate and they losing the income instead of gaining.

To achieve the target to double the income in 5 years.

1. They should adopt Good forming technology to get more productivity and same time the good market.

2. They should be subsidized by Govt for the machines, other devices for farming and in the procuring the Fertilizer and pest sides to fulfil their financial assistance.

3. The government should make them aware of their soil characteristics and suitable crops which are to be cultivated irrespective of the seasons.

4. Provide enough market rate for their cultivate products to improve their financial income.

I'm sure that above-mentioned points help them to achieve Income double in 5 years.

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Divya Aman said: (Aug 28, 2019)  
I think that the income of farmers can be doubled only if they get the right resources to do farming and in this the primary body responsible is the government. Giving 4000 Rs/yr or redemption of farm loan is not the solution to the problems faced by the farmers. Rather, we should provide them with low interest and easy bank loans, onsite water facilities and cheap pesticides so that they can earn maximum profit. If these practices are followed seriously then yes we can say that the farmers income will be doubled.

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Thamarai Selvan B said: (Jul 29, 2019)  
Farmers income will increase if they do export of the demand crops of other countries, but now we are not able to do because of the high demand of our country on crops. Demand can be reduced by full filling our needs on crops by ourselves by doing backyard farming. Eventhough, we not able to cultivate all crops some what we able to manage the demand 40 to 50 percent.

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Onkar said: (Jul 25, 2019)  
Farmers income will double in the next 5 years. When they start NATURAL FARMING.

Due to chemical fertilizers the soil becoming unfertile. The food which farmers cultivate from chemical farming is similar to poison. It also effects our health.

So, I think if farmers start NATURAL FARMING then and then the income will double because in natural farming as compared to chemical farming the investment is less. Of course, the result of natural farming is positive but it requires time as more than 3 years to become soil fertile.

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Ramkush Maurya said: (Jul 9, 2019)  
The way, the situation of farmers are going to treat can not lead the same. We can see the problems of farmers are growing day by day whether it is a shortage of money, water resources, seeds and fertilizers or insecticides.

After these all, the value (coast) of their crops are not as much as they can be get satisfied.

After seeing these situations we can't say that in the next five years the farmer's income could be double.

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Divya said: (Jul 5, 2019)  
A farmer who raises only crops will be responsible for preparing land for planting, caring for the crops and harvesting. In India's Agriculture Problem: Lack of Access to Credit is one of the most pressing issues that hinder India's rural population from progress. It means the lack of access to credit by a farmer. Bring life into the world every day. Farmers get the opportunity to watch cows, ewes, and sows give birth on a daily basis. The farmers assist them if they need help with the birth process and love them every day after they are born!Once the crops are mature, the farmer will harvest them. Farmers need resources to grow food. They need many different types of resources. Reasons. Various reasons have been offered to explain why farmers commit suicide in India, including: floods, drought, debt, use of genetically modified seed, public health, use of lower quantity pesticides due to less investments producing a decreased yield. They don't get what they spend for cultivation.

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Preethi@@@ said: (Feb 2, 2019)  
Definitely, it will double because farmers are most hard working people in our country. Hard workers achieve their development in future.

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Naveena D said: (Jan 12, 2019)  
Good Morning Friends,

According to me, farming is backbone of our country. If it is not, we cannot live in the world. But in this generation peoples are not able to understand about the farming culture. Because farming process is going to be unconditional level in India.

Technology will increase day by day. So we are accepting this life. But farming will be grow to next level. We are supporting farming and farmers. This is very important economic in our India. So, farmer's income is double it in next five years. And also improve our farming culture using technology development.

Thank You.

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A.Gayathiri said: (Dec 23, 2018)  
Hii friends,

Farmers income will rise one day when a man realizes that it is not a job it is a necessary thing. Now all are encouraging farmer but we don't know the value for farmer's job.

In upcoming years, the person with farming land is the richest man. So the farmer's position will change one day. Youth move their footprints to do farming.

So all of you.

" Try to do farming or just stay with the farmer To learn farming".

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Sanju said: (Dec 15, 2018)  
I extremely agree with the fact that farmers are the backbone of India and the economy of our country.

Yes, India can double their income if the ministries and govt insist. Even though the farmers are bothered about their income they are too busy in doing their crops. Then who will fight for them?! Who is gonna force the government to recognize their efforts and struggles? This is the only question I ever knew that remains long lasting since so long. Imagine if all their struggles suggest them to take some poision and end their lives themselves? who else gonna farm? There is no nepotism when it comes under this particular thing called FARMING! I think it is the best solution that can be provided by THE GOVT OF INDIA to double their income (not expenses of course). Atleast it helps to manage some of their issues. And GOVT should keep this in mind to not to cease the farming acres and places in the name of ROADS, CONSTRUCTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT. And the people of urban areas should be grateful and supportive towards THE FARMERS.

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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)  
Hi,

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.

Thanks.

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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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