issues faced by farmers in India
Small and fragmented
problem of small and fragmented holdings is more serious in densely populated
and intensively cultivated states in India.
High Costs of Inputs
quality seeds are out of reach for many small and marginal farmers due to their
soils have been used for growing crops over thousands of years without caring
much for replenishing. This has led to depletion and exhaustion of soils
resulting in low productivity.
Lack of Irrigation
Only one-third of the cropped area falls under
irrigated area. To make agriculture reliable, irrigation facility has to be
Lack of mechanization
of the large scale mechanization of agriculture in some parts of the country,
most of the agricultural operations in larger parts are carried on by human
hand using simple and conventional tools.
tracts of fertile land suffer from soil erosion by wind and water.
the absence of sound marketing facility, the farmers have to depend on local
traders and middlemen for the disposal of their farm products which is sold at
low price. Besides, there is a fluctuation in the prices of agriculture
Inadequate storage facilities
Storage facilities in the rural areas are either
totally absent or grossly inadequate. Under such conditions the farmers are
compelled to sell their products immediately after the harvest irrespective of
the condition of market.
the main handicaps with Indian agriculture is the lack of cheap and efficient
means of transportation.
Scarcity of capital
Agriculture is an important industry which requires
a huge capital. The role of capital plays a major role in the purchase of
advanced farm machineries and equipments.
: Related Product
Revolution : Oil seed Production (Especially Mustard and
Revolution : Fish Production
Revolution : Leather / Cocoa / Non-Conventional Products
Fibre Revolution : Jute Production
Revolution : Fruits / Honey Production / Horticulture
Revolution : Fertilizers
Revolution : Onion Production / Pharmaceuticals / Prawn
Revolution : Overall Production of Agriculture
Revolution : Egg Production / Poultry Production
Fibre Revolution : Cotton
Revolution : Meat Production / Tomato Production
Revolution : Potato
Revolution : Food Grains
Revolution : Milk Production