Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Improve economic condition of farmers - Expert
Improve economic condition of farmers - Expert
22
Jan '08
"Economic, Ecological, Technological and Managerial Empowerment of Farmers" delivered by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, FRS, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) on the 3rd Shri G K Sundaram Endowment Lecture Series under the aegis of South India Cotton Association on 10.01.2008 at Cav GKD Auditorium, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore

What Ails Indian Agriculture?
- Growth rate of agriculture sector declined from 3.69 percent per annum during 1990-96 to 1.65 percent per annum during 1996 to 2005
- Net sown area, gross cropped area, gross irrigated area, fertilizer use, electricity consumption all declined
- Growth rate of terms of trade for agriculture declined from 0.95 per cent per annum during 1990-96 to (-) 1.63 percent per annum 1996-2005.
- The plight of farmers will be evident from the fact that the Punjab farmers with an average farm size of 3.79 ha, growing wheat and rice are able to earn an income which is less than the starting salary of a class IV employee (peon in Government) National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (2007)
- 77% of India's population lives on less than Rs.20 a day
- Agriculture is the largest unorganised sector
- 57% of India's total employment and 73% of total rural employment come from this sector
- Agriculture is getting feminised
- 73% women as compared to 52% men
- Small and marginal farmer households accounting for 84% of all farmer households are mostly under debt


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Sep 2017

US raises annual AGOA quota for textiles

The US Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has...

Textiles | On 26th Sep 2017

Thrace-LINQ expanding Dorchester County operations

Thrace-LINQ, a global supplier of fabrics for the textile industry,...

Courtesy: Levis

Fashion | On 26th Sep 2017

Google unveils smart denim jacket with Levi Strauss

Ending the months-long wait, Google has unveiled its smart denim...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
75.5%
No
12.2%
Skip
12.2%

Total Votes: 49

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.3%
No
24.5%
Skip
12.2%

Total Votes: 49

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.8%
No
6.1%
Skip
6.1%

Total Votes: 49

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
71.4%
No
10.2%
Skip
18.4%

Total Votes: 49


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search