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

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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.

Sathya said:   4 years ago
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).

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.

Abhilash B said:   4 years ago
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.

Sainath pawade said:   4 years ago
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.

Amit Kumar Gupta said:   4 years ago
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.

RND said:   4 years ago
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.

Sakshi said:   4 years ago
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.

Samiksha kapse said:   4 years ago
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.

Sayali said:   5 years ago
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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