Indian Farmers

According to government estimates, there are anywhere between 37 million to 118 million Indian farmers in the country, as per various definitions of the word. In general, these are people who grow crops. Definitions do vary, with various parameters including cultivators to number of holdings. India's National Policy for Farmers 2007 defines the Indian farmer as "a person actively engaged in the economic and / or livelihood activity of growing crops and producing other primary agricultural commodies" and includes all holderse, cultivators, agricultural labourers, sharecroppers. It also includes those who rear livestock and poultry, those involved with fisheries, beekeepers, garders, pastoralists, sericulture, vermiculture and agro-forestry.

Tribal families and those who do shifting cultivation as well as collectors and sellers of timber and non-timber forest produce are all included under the broad term, 'Indian farmer'. In India, farming is a unique blend of technology and tradition, indigenous methods, and global influences. Indian farmers are making their mark, in terms of top-quality produce and promoting a lifestyle that the corporatized world is now seeking.

Indian farmers FAQS

  • How many farmers are there in India?
  • Who is the number 1 farmer in India?
  • Which country's farmers are rich?
  • How big is the agricultural sector in India?
  • Which state in India has the most farmers?
  • Can I become a farmer in India?
  • Who is the richest farmer in India?
  • Which crop is grown most in India?
  • What is India famous for producing?
  • Which are India's cash crops?
  • What problems are faced by Indian farmers?
  • How much do farmers earn India?
  • Which fruits are most produced in India?