This country has seen once a tremendous success in the growth of food and fodder. And that time was when the India achieved the goal of “Green Revolution”. But green revolution came from where? Was it only the achievement of farmers or it was a collective work of Researchers, Farmers, Government, and Nature. Yes no one can deny the fact that in India most of the water needed for irrigation comes from rain water. It means a majority of farmers are dependent on the availability of rain water every year. Isn’t it is like playing a game of cards where most of things rely on probability.
And the water is not the only issue which is being faced by the most of the farmers in India. Stats show that majority of farmers in our nation are solely dependant on farming. And the water sacarcity is not the only problem here. The problem is from the roots itself. Roots where the government and society should work together. The technology has been developed at its best. But what is the use of such a technology and knowledge when the mass producer of food in India – A Farmer, is not aware of any of these things.
They say we have the quality seeds to grow best crops, but when a farmer is not able to exploit these seeds then from where the hell will come good crop.
Lack of farming education and the lethargic attitude of state and central governments towards the farmers is really a big problem growing at an alarming rate. Because if the farmers will keep on suiciding because of there non profitable products, and there life in heavy debts of banks and money lenders. A day will come when most of them will be either dead or quit their work. The important question is “From where would we get the food for our living?” and at “What cost we would import the grains and veggies?” “Which government will take the responsibility of uncontrolled price hikes of these utilities?”
Recently I remember an issue, in Bundelkhand region of India, due to lack of water and unavailable rain water the farmers lost a very large amount of what they grown. The drought condition was even became worst when the state government and central government instead of taking steps, were playing cheap tricks of politics and the farmers were suffering because of them.
Its a pity for any nation not only for India, where the real heroes, food producers, the farmers suffer a lot due to the lack of interest that governments show. They commit suicides, sell their lands to big industries, quit their profession to work in some factory to do labour.
Who has got the answers for this problem? The present measures are not enough there is a need of revolutionizing the agriculture and farming to control the price hikes in food materials, farmers should get proper price for their products from government agencies, otherwise only hiking the salary of government employees will of no use after some decades.
There is a need of another Green Revolution! And “drought or suiciding farmers” like scenarios are not going to make that dream come true anyway.