VAPI: This year, farmers in Valsad districts have are expecting bumper crops production due to adequate rainfall in the district. However, along with bountiful crop, the farmers in the region are expecting more subsidies from the government.
Farmers have various types crops including paddy, sugarcane, Chiku, bottle gourd, pumpkin and salad crops. However, the farmers blame that they have not been provided an adequate subsidy for seeds, medicines, etc. to farmers for good harvest. Therefore, the farmers of the districts have demanded that they should be given reasonable subsidy to the poor farmers for agriculture by the government.
Farmers say, "Earlier farmers used to do tradition farming and it has turned into hybrid farming. Due to the hybrid farming, there are various types of crop diseases have increased. The prevent the diseases, farmers need to spend more money on that which is not possible for poor farmers. In fact, they don’t get saving over expenses. Even government is not providing adequate compensation to farmers which laid them to go debt and remain poor. If the government does not provide the adequate subsidy to the farmers, then the farming profession will be destroyed in the coming days."