It is been a long time I was thinking to write something on a particular topic that is “why a son of a farmer is not much interested in farming?” We love to visit villages, we are buying vegetables and other food products from our local markets, spending money on food in restaurants too. Basically, all items are coming from farms. In fact, our every single day directly or indirectly links with a farmer. But, still, a farmer’s son wants a different profession. Yes! I do believe not all but the majority. Here are two solid reasons, which I found by visiting several farms in West Bengal and Karnataka.
I don’t know why we sometimes forget to give proper respect to someone who deserves it. These farmers are working all day long at their fields and producing foods for us. They are specialists in their profession. In fact, we all are specialists in something and working on some specific fields. Interestingly, we have made a society, which only gives respect to some special professions. This is something creating big discrimination and this is one of the big reasons of the high unemployment and lower economy.
Well, here I am talking about monetary value. We are buying vegetables and other raw food items at a standard price, even, sometimes a bit higher price. But, the farmers are not getting the same rate. In this case, one or some middlemen are making a huge profit. The problem is that, as all farmers are not financially capable to sell their products directly to the city market, they are depending on some third parties. These third parties are buying products at a very low rate and making huge profits by selling them with a higher price tag. Interestingly, staying within this system, farmers are hardly able to make any further financial development and for that, they only have to depend on some government schemes and facilities, which are sometimes not enough for this huge farmer community.
We might have heard about some successful hi-tech farms in different parts of the country, but the number is very less, and yes, I also have seen some farmers are also making good profit, but here also the number is very less. I know, you may not agree with my points and you might have some other points on this matter, I would like to hear those as we all have different perceptions.