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Politicians children prefer to become politicians - Actors children prefer to become actors,
Doctors children prefer to become doctors Engineers children prefer to become engineers,
But, then why many farmers (who produce essential food grains & feed all of us) children are adopting to other professions? What should be done to make agriculture field also attractive to our youth, as much as like other fields?

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Asked by kesireddy sreedhar, 29 Jan '08 09:48 am
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Agriculture lacks the glamour and also the financial benefits of other professions that you mentioned. The land holdings are too small and being in villages, the life style is not like city.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 29 Jan '08 11:23 am

 
  
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Reasons are many,...Main reason is money.. which is disproportional to the kind of physical labour agriculture requires. And inspite of hard work, the outcome is unpredictable because nature also comes to play here. Many would rather have a meagre but secure and regular income.
Education has also spoiled our youth...even with little education, many feel it is beneath them to be seen toiling on the fields..they see dignity in labour.
Parents themselves do not want the children to follow their footsteps and take up agriculture because their own experience has been an uphill struggle and do not want their children to suffer as well.

To interest the youth, modernise agriculture...give incentives to ppl who take up farming...subsidies for farm equipment and give them the technical know-how to become self-sufficient. Urbanise villages....so that the youth doesnt get lured by the bright light of the cities...
All this is a pipe dream because many of our farmers are committing suicide d ...more
Answered by sumitha, 29 Jan '08 11:14 am

 
  
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Its becos the lure of the money that attracts the farmers son that he / she wants some other field of work and not the paddy field of the father. but if the youth is given a mandatory subject of the field and some project work in agriculture then the scenario may change. its all upon time . becos now everyone wants an urban life.
Answered by kishoranandvittalmangalore, 29 Jan '08 10:19 am

 
  
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Profession of a politician,actor, doctor, engineer are socially and financially prestigious and lucrative.
whereas a farmer does not command any social prestige and is generally poverty-stricken.
why his children would like to be a farmer?
Answered by Ajoy Sen, 30 Jan '08 02:51 am

 
  
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Agriculture profession is low yeilding.
today everyone wants to become rich in less time and lead a luxurious life.
that's why they are adopting other professions other than farming or agriculture
Answered by arun mishra, 29 Jan '08 05:15 pm

 
  
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The main reason for farmers children indulge in farming tradition is lack of support from the Government and the yield they are getting.Oflate no one is giving any preference or priority to the farming,which was our back bone and to the nation.But due to growing losses and step motherly treatment ggrom the different change in government, no one has ever given a thought of to make it a very profitable one as lots of infrastructure is to be developed and this growing grudge/leg pulling politics, it was not in their agenda,if at all there, just only at the time of concentracting at the time of election only to drag the vote bank towards them,
So when such is th situatuion , why the formers will indulge their children in the same field in which they burnt their fingers.Even, I would have done the same thing.So why to blame the farmers.
Entire politician and the different Government which came into power, turn by turn are the solely responsible people.
Then comes the "Blade Compan ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 29 Jan '08 11:54 am

 
  
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The govt. has to work with the farmers intensely to give back the returns that can be got from their land. just giving subsidies or sops are not enough. most farmers tend to misuse the loans and end up in greater penury. this is where the govt, has to step in by posting experienced agriculture officers who will guide and advise the farmers to do the right thing. of course the officers have to be honest
Answered by savithri kalidhas, 29 Jan '08 10:05 am

 
  
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THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE - "Apparently of Eastern origin, it is frequently used to assert the continuity of family characteristics. Quot. 1839 implies return to one's original home. Cf. 16th century Ger. 'der Apfel fellt nicht gerne weit vom Baume,' the apple does not usually fall far from the tree." From "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs" by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, Third Edition, 1998).

".Probably applied most often now to someone with obvious failings, the saying asserts the problem was simply passed along from parent to child. The notion is similar to the older 'Like father, like son,' and 'Like mother, like daughter,' and seems to have appeared first in German. The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson apparently was the first to use it in English when in an 1839 letter, he wrote that 'the apple never falls far from the stem.' But here Emerson used it in a ...more
Answered by DRSiva, 02 Feb '08 09:02 am

 
  
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Havn't you read about farmers suicides. After toiling and putting money in the soil the harvest depends on the rain god, again the farm produce depends on the middle-men, brokers, transporters and the co-operative societies. Further due to industrialisation farm labour has become costly. When sources of other decent assured incomes are open why should the farmers son toil under the sun, in the soil ?
Answered by manoj thakur, 30 Jan '08 04:49 pm

 
  
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I think it is due to poverty and and apathy of the Politicians even though they give promises to farmers but they are empty promises and the children has to do something in life and hence the children of the farmers prefer white coloured job which fetches them monitary beneift and hence I think farmers sons adopt other profession. it is indeed a great question. hats of to you.
Answered by Gopal, 30 Jan '08 01:17 pm

 
  
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