Why Farmers, Common Man Fail To Reap Benefit Despite 'Bumper' Crop?
In spite of bumper crop production year after year, farmers’ economic condition has failed to improve. Thousands of farmers trapped in the vicious cycle of debt commit suicide every year because many times they don’t earn enough from their produce. The latest figures of the Ministry of Agriculture show that record crops have been sown in the country in the current financial year. In the year 2019-20, where crops were planted on 104.51 million hectares of land, in 2020-21, it has increased to the level of 110.45 million hectares. That means an increase of 5.68 percent