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Indian farmers who cashed out struggle with riches

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 01:44 AM
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Indian farmers who cashed out struggle with riches


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For generations, the men of Munimpur worked their sun-baked wheat fields, rising before dawn to till the same soil their grandfathers plowed. That was when the land was made of dirt, not money.

In recent years, thousands of villagers across the country sold their fields to industrialists and developers building malls, suburbs and factories for the new India. The farmers became rich overnight, and the prosperity reshaped villages like Munimpur, a dirt-laned hamlet on the fringes of New Delhi
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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 01:44 AM
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India and China are the only countries in this downturn to record positive growth rates. The malls and office building that have come up in agricultural land in India are the indictors are of the phenominal growth made by India in the last 25 years. Places like Mumbai, bangalore and Gurgaon (near Delhi) now have rich malls and buildings that are straight from a sci-fi book

IMO this growth has made crime and disputes grow and this has resulted in some Indian farmers protesting against the liberalisation policies of the Indian government.

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 01:48 AM
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But what will happen if you continue building malls on Agriculture Land...Any options .... Roof farming ....



posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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But what will happen if you continue building malls on Agriculture Land...Any options .... Roof farming


Roof farming has not really taken off in India. In India almost 70% of the land is still under agricuture.

The farmers who are selling land are located on the outskirts of the big cities like Mumbai and Delhi



posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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The main reason why the farmers are selling the lands off to the industrialists is because,

1. The monsoons fail most of the times resulting in low crop yield or even crop failure.

2. The quality of crops is bad and it fetches very little money for their sustenance and for the next crop.

3. No proper water supply from the dams.

4. Increased cost of fertilizers.

5. They dont know any other job. Most of the farmers have been farming the land for generations.

And with the inflation and the increased cost of living, their only option is to sell off their lands.



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