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

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Deepu said:   6 years ago
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!

Sanket Pawar said:   4 years ago
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.

Ashish Goundharya said:   6 years ago
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.

Amit Maurya said:   3 years ago
Jay hind friends.

Today, I am here to give my opinion on this topic. The topic is farmer condition in India. In my opinion, farmer is the real warrior of any country. If any country wants to develop then firstly it should make the farmers condition better. And also you know that our country is a farming country but condition of farmer In our country is not good. Every year many farmers did suicide because they have not get proper price of their crops.

Government take many action already and should be taken many actions like as;

Goverment start a scheme in which farmer get 6000 rupees in every year.

Government take action by which farmers can sell their crops to market without help of any agent.

Government also encourage to farmers to do organic farming.

Government also start a national level program on television in which good farmist consult farmer and tell them how to improve the quality and production of crops.

In college and universities should gave good level of knowledge about farming.

Finally, I want to say that without development of farmer and farming, our country can not develop.


Gopal said:   5 years ago
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.

A.Gayathiri said:   5 years ago
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".

Manisha said:   3 years ago
Hi everyone,

Thanks for giving me this opportunity to give my opinion about a given topic that is Farmer's income: will India be able to double it in the next 5 years.

So, my answer is yes! we can grow farmers income doubly but for this to achieve we have to take some steps as follows-.

1. Government should provide some kind of initiative by which farmers sell their products directly to customers so no involvement of agents will be there. Thus farmers will get a good amount for their efforts.

2. Government needs to promote organic farming. Thus excess use of inorganic fertilizers should be avoided which is beneficial for all of us. Organic farming products should give more income to farmers. We have to give education about organic farming to farmers.

3. Farmers totally depend on the atmosphere for farming so the government needs to provide them information about the atmosphere by the development of any app where farmers will receive all information on one platform and also education about modern farming.

4. 70% of land in our country totally depends on rainwater so the government has to provide farmers subsidies for irrigation and rainwater harvesting and other sources in a bulk way.

5. For doing modern farming farmers need some equipment like a tractor and others so it should be provided in the subsidiary by the government in more numbers.

6. Our prime minister Modiji approved Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojna by which every farmer is getting 6k per year like these other initiatives government has to take.

7. To make compulsion for Crop insurance to every farmer.

By doing all this it will be possible.

Thanks a lot.

Naveena D said:   5 years ago
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.

Piya said:   6 years ago
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.

Rohan Abraham said:   4 years ago
As it is said agriculture is the backbone of our country and 70% population of our country is into agriculture, therefore some major and faster steps have to be taken to achieve the stated dream.

These steps include:

1) Farmers should be allowed to interact with the customers directly and fix a price for their yield. They can do these by starting weekly open markets or "sabji mandi" we call it as.

2) Even today farmers are dependent on rainfall for irrigation. Therefore, the Government should provide them with subsidized facilities for water storage and should introduce modern technology in the field of agriculture.

3) Productivity of land is degraded by the usage of artificial fertilizer. Thus, various agricultural techniques such as crop rotation, mixed farming, swapping to natural fertilizers and integrated farming should be adopted and educated.

4) there are various scheme such as the recent Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which provides 6000/- per year to farming families, should be reinforced strictly and should be executed to the maximum.

5) crop insurance to made mandatory and those who are are unaware should be educated.

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