Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST- Jammu), India
*Corresponding Author: RK Gupta, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), India.
Received: May 03, 2018; Published: July 01, 2018
Citation: RK Gupta. “Farming Crisis in India: A Wake Up Call for Rational Farm Policy". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.8 (2018).
No aspect of culture had a greater impact on human history than did Agriculture. As agriculture developed, social, economic and cultural practices also led the civilization. For example, human progress in the adjacent agriculture and then the major urban societies with the first crop hunting strategies. In other words, the society moved from agriculture economy to transition economy and then into a developed economy. Unfortunately, in a modern global context, it is believed that the economy is more developed when the proportion of people working in agriculture falls to around 10 percent. However, a debatable issue about the Human Development Index (HDI) against the GDP is still prevalent. US Economic crisis of 2008, clearly shows that GDP is not a solution to welfare. It can be certified through a certain level of per capita income, with time spent with the family, socializing with friends in family and time spent with nature, etc. According to the National Statistics Office, United Kingdom, farmers are among the most satisfied workers of the country. A new list of happiness found that those who work in fields (agriculture, fishing and forestry) were happy with their fate. This is because a positive relationship between HDI and happiness and HDI and positive satisfaction with life were established, but not per capita GDP.
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