In India, we grow many crops to feed everyone in the nation, as well as to export it for trading.
But, we also have many areas in the country where people are starving because they don’t get food or enough food to survive.
DO YOU KNOW !! According to a government study, India wastes about 67 million tons of food every year. It is more than the national growth of countries like UK. And it is also enough to feed India for a year.
As per the study, food wasted the most are fruits, vegetables & pulses. Due to food is dumped in the storage and left till it rotten.
And this is not only the only reason the food is wasted. A big amount of food is wasted in transportation also. According some statistics, 1 million tons of onions, 2.2 million tonnes of tomatoes vanishes on their way to the markets from the farms where they are grown.
But, food security is not the only reason to worry about. The major emerging problem in India right now is the condition of farmers in the country. Farmers are not getting enough money which can support their life in rural areas.
Farmers due to poverty takes money on loan to meet up the farming expenses. Due to lack of knowledge they take loans from their local Zamindar, who charges a heavy interest on the amount. Because of that they have to work on daily wages to pay their loans and as well as the heavy interest.
At the end, when they go to markets to sell their crops, they don’t get enough money to pay back their loans. Due to this, they get very tense thinking about their family and food.
They find other ways to earn some money. But at the end, if they failed to make money they chose to end their lives. They think that if they end their lives they will get compensation from the government through which they can pay their loans back. Then everything will be normal. Their children can live good life.
Farmers are protesting nowadays, cost of production is now increasing day by day but the farmers are selling their crops below the guaranteed prices.
At this time, the government should really consider this thing and should take serious actions to make the conditions of our feeders satisfactory. If we don’t support our farmers then from where we will get our food.
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