Thursday, December 20, 2012

A farmer;'s question to an agriculture official

Once an official of Govt. of Odisha said ‘farmers are unskilled labours’.  I replied, “Each farmer of the state, despite being in all sort of problems and facing govt. apathy, can manage his/her farming and family.  Can you tell us why all of your farming demonstration centres are in disaster?’  I further asked, ‘you take lakhs in salary and cannot even produce a profit and we don’t get anything out of farming and still can manage to be in business.  Who is skilled and who is unskilled?”….

Murari Prasad Purohit, farmer

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