“Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle heere moti, mere desh ki dharti” this beautiful metaphor signifies the crop yield in the fields of our nation “India” and says that the field produces gold and many more pearls in the form of a variety of crops. This all can be achieved through Farmers.
23rd December, in India, is celebrated as National Farmer’s Day also called as KISAN DIVAS. This day marks the importance of farmers for the development as well as the socio-economic growth of the country.
National Farmer’s Day is celebrated in honor of our former and 5th Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he introduced many policies to improve farming measures in India and the life of Indian farmers.
The age-old saying goes, “If you ate today, thank a farmer.” It wouldn’t be wrong to call the farmers as “Annadata” (god of food provider) because they are the ones who work hard day and night in various seasons under sun and rain.
For making farmers more viable and helping them produce more crop yield , the government is also taking various steps since past. Our 2nd Prime Minister gave a slogan “JAI JAWAN, JAI KISAAN “ in order to give incentive to farmers. As most of us knew that Indian Economy relies on the agriculture sector so production of various crops in large amount becomes necessary, to maintain the working cycle of the nation.
Unfortunately, today farmers are seen suffering a lot due to either bad yield of crops caused by bad weather conditions or because of their inability to pay off loans.
Few days back, in states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Congress has made an effort to lower the burden of loans on farmers, hence saving their lives.
The Goa government a few days back adopted a new technique to increase crop yields. The state government has asked farmers to chant “Vaidik Mantras”. An official of the Agriculture Department said on that the state government has advised farmers to adopt ‘Divine Agricultural’ method in which they have to chant ‘Vedic Mantras’ for 20 days in the field for a good yield of their crop. He said that the government is interacting with experts institutions in this field like “Shiv Yog Foundation and Brahmakumari”.
70% of the India’s population today still relies on income generated through farming. So it is safe to say, that farmers are the spine of our country, India. Hence, a day dedicated to Indian farmers, not only increases their value and increases enthusiasm but also reminds the people of India about the importance of farming and upliftment of farmers.