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