India has always been a prominent name in the field of agriculture. Indian economy, GDP and even politics revolve around farmers and agriculture. Though the world feels India as an agro nation, in fact, farmers are the one who struggles the most to get their rights.
India falls into the hot zone of the earth’s atmosphere. Farmers have to fight with nature in every season. It is like a dead investment. They don’t even know if they would get anything in return or not. All their efforts and investments are totally based on how nature will respond. But still, they do it. Just for the sake of humanity and to feed people, they do it. They work hard on the farm, no matter what season, they stay there working all day long. They prepare the land for farming, sow seeds in it and then wait for the rain. After the crop is grown fully, they harvest it and take it to the market. But in the market, we people don’t even value their efforts and make them sell it a very lower price than they actually deserve. In the mall, we don’t even check the price tag before buying anything, forget about bargaining. But while buying vegetables, we hesitate for just 10-20 rupees of their right.
Indian farmers don’t even get returns equal to their investments. Profit is a myth for farmers. Every political party promises to do good for farmers before the election, but when in rule nobody even bothers about the farmers. Even the media take farmer suicide as just casual news. We live because of them. Just imagine a day if farmers decide not to grow anything. We all will starve. So to avoid that day, we should respect the farmers of our nation.
Agriculture is given a last preference by the young generation. We’ve developed a negative vibe for agriculture that you need to work hard and there’s no guarantee of returns. It is a volatile profession and much before. But the fact is, despite all the hardships farmers face in India, there are few farmers who modernised their agriculture techniques and now earning well. With the upgradations in the farming techniques and planting new and hybrid varieties, few farmers are making money well. This change even made the customers change a bit. Now customers demand the fresh vegetables at whatever price farmer wish. Few remain in the waiting list just to get good quality products. This change can be made into a mass level if youth enters into the field of agriculture. Government and agricultural organisations need to educate youth to choose agriculture as a profession. Indians have been driving the world for a long time. Let’s make it big even in the field of agriculture taking young minds together!…