Saturday, April 18, 2015

Worst (Poor) Condition of Indian Farmers (In future farmers may disappear from India)

Indian Farmers, Poor Condition, Suicide,
Poor Indian Farmer
I wrote an article on Indian Farmers a few years back "Condition of Indian Farmers" in this article, I discussed the poor condition of Indian farmers and how suicides by Indian farmers are on the rise. After seven years of writing this article, I am writing a new article with an even sadder state of mind. In this article, I used word Worst to represent the condition of Indian farmers because the situation is very alarming.

It is very hard for me to believe that what is wrong with Indian political leadership? Why they only remember farmers when they are in opposition? Why our prime minister can't get some time from his international visits to meet dying farmers (15 Country visited in 11 months)?

In the last few days, more than 100 farmers committed suicide in Northern India. In the last 10 years, the suicides by farmers have become a common affair and it doesn't make any impact on our leaders. In the last decade, as per the reports 2.5 Lakh, Indian farmers killed themselves and every 30 minutes a single farmer dies in India.

Does India, which was once very proud of its farmer, has left them to die? If we see the numbers of farmers killed themselves, then it looks true. At present, It has become very difficult to do farming and therefore, we are seeing a sharp decline in numbers of people doing farming in India.

At the time of independence, there were more than 55% people involved in farming and now, their number has decreased to 9% only. One of India's former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri gave slogan "Jai Kisan Jai Jawan" in 1965. Indian Farmer (Kisan) has always remained an integral part of Indian progress; however, in the present world of big corporations, MNCs and big business houses; Indian farmers have become of no use to anyone.

Today there is a need for cheap labor to work in industries; therefore, we are seeing a shift of Indian farmers from farming to labor jobs because of the certainty of earning some money. If we didn't solve this situation soon, then the time is very near when farmers will become extinct from India.

Today, everyone looks to be more interested in the land of farmers than helping them. Big corporations want the land to develop smart cities, factories, highways, large scale farming, etc. and they need cheap labor to work in their factories. Our governments are also favoring big business houses by weakening the Indian farmers.

Indian farmers are fighting their last fight for survival; though, everything looks against them. Today's Indian farmer is so discouraged that as per the recent survey by CSDS 76% Indian farmer want to leave farming and 47% believe that farming conditions are very bad in India. It is the duty of Indian government to take measures to improve bad conditions of Indian farmers.

I want to warn every Indian that we can't survive without Indian farmers. If Indian farmers disappeared from India, then soon, everything will go in the control of corporate and they will use us as they want.

Therefore, this is not the fight of Indian farmers alone, but it is the fight of every Indian against the corrupt leadership and selfish corporate world.

Also read- Why condition of Indian Farmers is so bad?



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