Farmers in India – Part 3

As we continue to discuss the problems faced by farmers in India, let us take a look at the ways in which the government has helped farmers and the ways in which the government can improve the quality of life led by farmers.

1.Government Schemes for Farmers

There is no doubt that every government has ensured that they come up with new and innovative schemes to help the farmers, however the efficacy and penetration of these schemes does not meet the expectations. While some farmers are able to take advantage of these schemes, there are others who find it difficult to meet all parameters, provide adequate documents or overcome the red tape to be able to take advantage of the scheme.

 2. Irrigation Projects

India has several rivers across its length and breadth but we still have farmlands that are unable to receive enough water for the crops to grow. Some irrigation projects are yet to complete and there are those where the network of canals is not effectively used by the farmers. This makes the entire project less effective. The dependency of farmers on rainfalls is higher than there dependency on the irrigation system. Once this changes, it will automatically make farming more profitable.

 3. Literacy Campaigns

Education is important. Not just for the children, but also for adults. Many farmers lack the insight required to make the right decisions when it comes to choosing crops, identifying demand patterns and using technologically advanced tools. Literacy campaigns have been successful in targeting the children in rural areas, but most farmers are still uneducated.

 4. Infrastructural Development Projects

Rural regions lack connectivity in the form of good roads, mobile network connectivity and internet connectivity. This means that farmers are not just limited because of the above reasons but also because the government has not been able to develop these regions effectively enough.

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