National Farmers Day: Why is Farmers Day celebrated on 23 December?
What are the challenges even today?
Kisan Diwas 2021 is very important for the food providers of the country. Do you know why ‘Kisan Diwas’ is celebrated only on 23 December? Actually, on 23 December 1902, former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh was born. Chaudhary Charan Singh himself was a farmer, and he also did many big works for the interests of the farmers. Appreciating the contribution of Chaudhary Charan Singh in Indian agriculture, it was decided to celebrate December 23 as National Farmers Day in the year 2001.
Important role in bringing land reform bill
Being from a farmer’s family himself, Chaudhary Charan Singh understood the problems and conditions of the farmers very well. After India got independence, he started working for the welfare of the farmers. He became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice for a very short time, but in his short tenure he played a major role in implementing land reforms and took many major decisions in the interest of farmers. It is also said that Chaudhary Charan Singh himself drafted the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari and Land Reforms Bill.
While being the Agriculture Minister of the country, he made tireless efforts to end the Zamindari system. In later years he founded the Kisan Trust, whose goal was to educate the country’s villagers against injustice and promote solidarity among them.
What challenges are the farmers facing even today?
There has definitely been progress, but the challenges faced by the farmers have also increased. According to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the main challenges facing the agriculture sector are:
- Small and fragmented land holdings
- Soil erosion, water scarcity
- Post-harvest losses and wastage
- Lack of crop planning due to less information
- Inadequate cold storage facilities and lack of proper food processing units
- Poor access to reliable and timely market information for farmers
- Inadequate Market Infrastructure
- Absence of demand & supply forecasting
- Poorly Structured and Inefficient Supply Chain
- food sufficiency but nutritional deficiency
- Excessive Import of Edible Oil
Contact us: If farmers want to share information or experiences related to farming with us, then they can do this by calling us on the phone number 9599273766 or by writing an email to [email protected] or by sending your recording. Through Kisan of India, we will convey your message to the people, because we believe that if the farmers are advanced then the country is happy.