Farm protests, big picture

#GS3 #AGRICULTURE

The farmers’ agitation on Delhi’s border is now 45 days old, and the govt. appears to have made up its mind that it will neither put on hold nor repeal the 3 laws hurried passed by the Parliament.

 

Present situation of land in agriculture

  • Area utilized for agriculture has been reducing, from 159.5 million hectares (mn ha) in 2010-11 to 157 mn ha in 2015-16 - but the number of operational holdings has been increasing (from 138.3 million to about 146 million). 
  • This reflects in the falling average landholdings’ size of farmers, which has reduced from 1.2 ha to about 1.08 ha.