Save the farmer
this refers to the editorial "Stop the killing fields" (16-30 September, 2015). Almost every year, there are problems related to the monsoon's arrival, its movement and distribution. Whenever there is a crisis of this kind, all sorts of discussions and debates - especially in Parliament and on TV channels - take place. All sides indulge in a blame game, But no one is concerned about the fate of the farmers who suffer incessantly, year after year. Farmers suicide become mere statistics for discussion. As the editorial notes, managing water properly is not rocket science. If proper planning done by involving farmers at the grassroots, water for irrigation would be available with minimum expenditure on a permanent basis. But our unconcerned leaders forget that the day is not far when people will give up farming, if they have any other avenues to earn a living. Then, our entire food secutiry will remain only on a paper.