As the farmer becomes irrelevant in the political sphere and the urban electorate gains prominence, the government takes sides to retain power.
Farmer organisations can play a positive role only if they serve the farming communities interests, irrespective of political affiliations and vested ideologies.
Dynamism at the policy level is needed for transformative change to happen; not good intentions. “…it is what you do that defines you”, as was said in a Batman movie.
What is often forgotten is that many a time, it is the ‘secondary’ livestock business that has helped a financially troubled farmer to keep his head above water.
The footsteps of the farmer have been replaced by chemical sprays and injections. Green, farm-yard manure and bio-fertilisers have become alien to our farmlands.
Farmers’ Forum has been created a platform to disseminate knowledge and to deliberate, discuss and determine to drive an inclusive agricultural strategy for India.