While travelling every Weekend to my Home town , When I glance at barren land ’s through moving train , I keep thinking of farmer’s pathetic condition . I wonder ,why once an ” Anna data “ (Food Giver) is now in debt trap and committing suicides. Who is responsible for such a downfall ? Respective ruling classes and insensitive working class for sure.
Why our farmers are in such debt ridden situation? In an rough estimation by an statutory Authority almost 60% of Indian farmers are in serious debt .It’s reported in media that average debt of an farmer family is around Rs:15000/- . Agriculture yield per acre ia quite low in
If Indian Economy has to be saved from recession and falling further into depression, Government has to seriously think about the Agriculture sector . Apart from manufacturing sector, only Agriculture sector has strength in reviving the ever slowing Indian Economy.
Our food security is slowly threatened coz of anti–former policies of the State Government policies in allowing fertile land to corporate’s in the name of SEZ’s. To save agriculture all SEZ allotments done in recent past has to be revived . State Government should ask SEZ owners to procure land on their own by paying farmers the market price , thus farmer get a choice to sell or reject the offer of SEZ’s.