By Raghavendra Gopal SubramanianIn a country where millions of farmers are struggling to make ends meet, many have decided to take matters into their own hands by becoming agrarians.
For some, this means going on strike, which is also known as agrarian boycott.
A few years ago, the farmers of Maharashtra took this action in response to the state government’s decision to make the state the country’s first agraria-based state.
In the face of mounting pressure from the public and opposition from the opposition Congress party, the government allowed the state to grow its own cotton and cotton-growing operations.
The government also made it easier for farmers to obtain land for farming by allowing them to apply for plots without having to register them with the land department.
But there was one catch: The government was required to register the plots with the state’s land department by January 1, 2019.
The farmer’s movement was the catalyst for the agrari-based farmer movement.
With more and more farmers taking the agri-business model, many farmers have been forced to find alternative ways to survive.
The demand for a better life is high.
In 2016, more than 30 million people in India were facing poverty.
Today, a staggering 97 percent of the population lives in poverty.
According to the government, nearly 2.5 billion people live in poverty, including 2.2 billion children.
The country’s youth unemployment rate is more than 20 percent.
In a new report, a group of economists, social scientists and policy makers is calling for a more equitable and sustainable agraric system.
The report titled Agri-Business in India: A Global Perspective, which was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), says India is experiencing a rapid shift from a rural to an agrary economy and is a prime example of a country in transition.
The agrariat’s need for food has increased substantially, as has the demand for services from businesses.
India’s population is growing by 5 percent annually, and the country has a large youth population that is expected to grow by 2.7 million in the next decade.
The study also points out that there is a large disparity in income levels in the country.
The report estimates that, on average, in India, the poorest 5 percent of households receive only 13 percent of total income.
According the report, one of the main reasons behind the disparity is that the average income for the poorest households in India is only half the average incomes of the richest households.
The authors of the report have recommended the government to develop a plan to make agrarity possible in India.
The plan will be based on a more holistic approach to agrareconomy and be integrated into the Indian National System of Agri, Food and Agricultural Production.
The focus should be on sustainable farming and a sustainable agri sector, they said.
The Government of India should also focus on agrars and support farmers by increasing the availability of land for them to grow cotton, rice and other crops, they also added.
The Government should also take action to provide incentives for the expansion of agraries.
This article first appeared on Reuters India