But the big question is ………… “Are we really respecting them? Do we actually value their contribution? Is our system genuinely thinking about their well-being? If yes, then where are the headlines of their growth, their success and their honors…..Nowhere..!!!!!!
I become speechless when I read the news headlines ” Over the past nearly two decades, the trend of farmers committing suicide in our country has been on rise” It makes me go Wow…!!!!! In a Democratic country like ours where government is formed to work for the population and farmers are the major percentage of that population the suicide of a farmer is becoming a trend…?????
- small and fragmented land holdings.
- limited supply of manures, fertilizers and biocides.
- Poor irrigation system.
- lack of mechanisation.
- Inadequate storage facilities.
- scarcity of capital.
- good quality of seeds are out of reach of small and medium farmers., and the last one
- No agriculture marketing available.
When a farmer dies our politicians give their contribution. They visit the family of dead and compensate his death with quite a good amount of money, and here also goes on a political game if a dead person is of ruling party his family gets good amount else the amount is not even enough to do the funeral rites. If administration is ready to give time and efforts after the death of farmer then why not before that. Why don’t they awake before the kids of farmer become orphan. Instead of compensating their death why don’t they contribute to nourish their lives. Don’t just count them as a crowd, they are the bread winners. It is their efforts as a result of which the crowd is able to eat and stand in favor of political parties. Our politicians, Our government, Our administration need to learn one thing they if this rate of suicides is not curbed the day is not far when there will be no sufficient amount of food to feed the population. And a hungry human is more dreadful than any beast. Instead of seeing a human converting into beast, we should concentrate on appreciating our angels whom we call farmers.
Whether we or our politicians accept it or not, land is a party to all our deals and decisions. She has more votes, a longer memory and a sterner sense of justice than we do…….!!!
And we have to accept that farming is much more that just crops and land. It’s our family’s heritage and future. Let’s join our hands to promise ourselves a glorious future in terms of agriculture and help India to remain an Agrarian Country forever…..!!!!!!