A farmers have to take loans to support their

A farmer is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of growing field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. In advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner,  but a farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a labourer on land owned by others. Farming has been dated back as far as the Neolithic era. Back then it was even possible for humans to survive by hunting preying and picking fruits from trees and plants. Now considering our populations and food requirements if we stop farming, human lives will not last more than a year.  The survival of homo sapiens majorly depends on agriculture.                                           With the industrial development and all other technologies, new professions are being adopted by people, and in economies, new jobs do beat farmers by a vast margin. This in returns brings us to the stage where farmers have to take loans to support their cultivation. With loans come the loan waiver as farming is sometimes unpredictable due to natural circumstances. Since practically we don’t accept the fact that our survival depends on farmers. Therefore farming is considered as low standard. Socially the masses have taken that farmers mean poor. These days with growing suicides of farmers, the occupation is gaining sympathies but not respect. More than a billion people in the world are employed in agriculture, and in India, one out of four people are farmers or agricultural workers. Farm output contributes $325 billion ( about 15 percent) to India’s $2 trillion economies. Despite their contributions, small farmers — who constitute 85 percent of farmers globally — make up one of the most significant constituencies among the world’s poor. Small and marginal farmers represent 80 percent of total farm households, 50 percent of rural households, and 36 percent of total households in India. Politically farmers in India are considered as vote banks rather than the driving force of our survival. Loans are waived to woo their votes. This all comes at the time of election which does help them, but sadly elections come once in five years. Be it politically or socially farmers are always looked down as people and occupation.