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I am an 84-year-old medical practitioner and farmer. Farm inputs have become expensive because of high labour cost, and are further increasing due to exploitation by land owners. Farm workers' output is disproportionate to the wages paid, especially during the harvest season. It is a myth that there is employment in the unorganised sector, namely, agriculture. The authorities should conduct detailed visits in farmlands to study the farming mechanisms and
help farmers. The reason why farmers are forced to take loans is because the socalled subsidy for farm ponds, drip irrigation and crop loss insurance takes months, even years to reach. Merely making promises is not going to help the farmer.