Farmers are said to be the support system to our entire survival. India being an agricultural hub and having a relatively large population, the expectations for daily crop growth to feed the ever-growing population is set high. In order to cope with such need’s farmers work day and night to maximise their crop growth to feed 1.3 billion mouths. To get an insight on the daily work that is required from them we interviewed a local Maharashtrian farmer named Tushar whose farm is located in Pune.
This year's budget has been a perplexing one for the agricultural industry and farmers. During the budget speech in the parliament the Finance Minister lauded the government's successes in the sphere of MSP ( minimum support price) where Nirmala Sitharaman claimed farmers were paid at least 1.5 times their costs of production and giving APMC mandis access to the 1 lakh core agricultural infrastructure fund.
The new farmers’ bill has left the farmers community in great strife and dismay, with rife protests taking place in states like Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka as of 29th of September 2020. The bill was passed in the parliament by Lok Sabha on 17th September 2020. Approximately 60% of India’s population works in the farming industry, contributing to 18% of India’s GDP.
We aim to raise awareness about the plights that farmers face today.