A farmer in a northern district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has started a movement to get a farm in the state.
Agri-grain (AG) is a farming system that combines the farming of pulses, wheat, cotton, soybeans and other crop varieties with the use of animal feed.
Farmers need to buy feed for animals to feed their livestock, as well as seeds and fertilisers for the crops.
The crops are grown in the same fields and the animals graze in the field.
Farmers say the agri-grain system has been around for over two decades and has been the backbone of the rural economy of India.
It has also been one of the main reasons for a sharp drop in food prices in recent years.
However, in recent times, there has been a surge in the price of food in India.
According to official data, prices of food have increased by an average of 14% annually from January 2017 to January 2020, according to the latest data available.
Agriculture Minister Uma Bharti said the government is taking all steps to ensure the security of agri farm and the stability of the agro-industrial sector.
The agri farmers’ movement is aimed at getting the agrarian reform act passed in Parliament.
According to the farmers, the main issue is the poor quality of feed given to the animals and the lack of fertilisers.
“Agricultural reform act has been delayed for years, and the time has come to bring it to the fore.
We will use this opportunity to pass the agricultural reforms act in Parliament and the country,” a farmer named Shri Sharmila said.
The farmers’ agitations have started at the district level.
“The agrarians’ movement in the district has been spreading all over the country, but only in Uttar Pradesh,” said Shri Sudhir Sharma, a member of the Rural Development Commission (RDCC) and former Minister of Agriculture.
“There has been much enthusiasm for the farmers’ agitation in Uttar and other states.”
A farmer from Kumbh Mela village in Uttar has started agitating for the agritech sector to be allowed in the agrimetrial sector.
He said the farmers are getting much support from other parts of the country.
“We are not giving up.
We are taking up this movement to put an end to the agrarisectical sector and agri agriculture in India,” the farmer said.