Farmer is the loser

Down to Earth - - LETTERS - M VIG­NESH

"Pray be­fore you sow" (July 1-15, 2014) was a touch­ing ar­ti­cle show­ing the va­garies of the mon­soon. In­dian agri­cul­ture is so rain­de­pen­dent that it would not be wrong to say agri­cul­ture

in our coun­try is a big gam­ble. Mon­soon has be­come er­ratic in re­cent times. And now the pos­si­bil­ity of an El Nino phe­nom­e­non is giv­ing our farm­ers sleep­less nights. It is said that agri­cul­ture is an art, sci­ence and busi­ness. Ei­ther ways, it is the farmer who suf­fers as a re­sult of crop fail­ure, not the agri­cul­tural sci­en­tists and min­is­ters.


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