Friday, May 8, 2015

Re: [IAC#RG] Farmers strugle- mr Gaur

We need to get into corporate farming also as the individual farming will not succeed in the long run as per the present situation. We need to form cooperatives and use advance technology to get better returns and sale linkages for better price management

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:04 AM, Dr. J. K. Chaudhry <> wrote:
My dad,B.Sc.agriculture 1920 Lyallpur quoted ," When people talk of charms of farming,they see the beautiful 4 pm sunset,not the, morning 4 am ,when he is out on the field,BEFORE the morning lark "
He was called to the bar ,in absentia ,in 1928, practiced law.
After becoming refugees,took back to farming ,in Ludhiana,on a piece of land ,described as " Banjar Qadeem " in land records as back as 1905 ! Barren since ages.
He reclaimed it successfully. Latter ,students of Panjab Agriculture College were sent on field visit to his farm.
What did I do? Became surgeon in Indian Railways ! armchair pseudo intellectual 

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On May 7, 2015, at 2:04 PM, Holiday Bash International <> wrote:

Your mail is a really an eye opener Why can farmers not form co-operative society and hold market and sell directly to the consumer and finish the midle man
Amarjit Lidder

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM, <> wrote:
The single killing factor of the farmer is market fluctuation or rather market manipulated. Banana fetching rs 15 per kg has crashed to Rs 3 per kg. Ginger which was Rs 300 twoyears ago has come down to rs 30 per kg for the farmer. The sad fact is that the consumer price of these items have not fallen proportionately. Banana sells atRs 40 per dozen in retail shop. One dozen is one and half kg of standard size; it may be even 2 or 3 kg. In a dozen. When farmer gets rs 4 and paise fifty; the retailer takes Rs 40! It is a cruel system of govt control and midle men.
I am an army officer who volunteered out early (1993) to take up farming and broke my back. I did proper scientific farming; the first one in Belgaum to take up tissue culture and drip irigation; took bank loan of Rs 16 lakhs ; even opened own wholesale godown to survive!  I did many other things to earny(security business , garment retail , civil contract and hotel) and suport the farm.  Yet I was drowned in debt, the demand from bank acumulated to Rs 54 lakhs! Can u believe? I had to sell my farm to avoid
It is not easy to survi
ve in farmingm something is roten in the country which is not accepted by the chair bound. You don't find many Agri graduates doing farming. They prefer to be consultants and traders in poison( pesticides n weedicides) !

The input cost goes up as per subsidy which is gulped by the manufacturers if irigaion systems and officials who are in the ladder to sanction subsidy

Major K M mathews (retd)
A defeated farmer
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