"In the resource constrained and dry areas, the farming is a survival mechanism rather than a growth oriented activity."With this reference bring out various problems faced by farmers in Rainfed Areas.

Hint: In past, the Rainfed farming system was mainly dependent upon the locally available inputs (seeds, manures, animal draft) and used to grow a number of crops, which were able to withstand drought-like situation. This is not the situation today. The cropping system changed and now came costly inputs. The farming became a risky venture and this led to increased farmer’s distress.

Question for UPSC Mains:
"In the resource constrained and dry areas, the farming is a survival mechanism rather than a growth oriented activity.” With this reference bring out various problems faced by farmers in Rainfed Areas.

Published: October 28, 2015 | Modified:August 15, 2020

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