Employment Generation in Agriculture, Wasteland Development , Afforestation & Agro-Industries Workshop on Employment in Rural Non-Farm Sector Institute for Applied Manpower Research New Delhi, March 25-27, 2002 Contradictions in Indian Agriculture
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Workshop on Employment in Rural Non-Farm Sector
Institute for Applied Manpower Research
New Delhi, March 25-27, 2002
Low Crop Productivity
High Production Cost & Low Employment Generation
Low Incomes, Low Purchasing Power & Low Demand For Food Crops
Low Food Consumption, Malnutrition & Chronic Poverty
High Crop Productivity
Low Production Cost & High Employment Generation
High Incomes, High Purchasing Power & High Demand For Food Crops
Higher Food Consumption, Good Health & Prosperity
Higher crop yields & farmer profit through AT
Links to Agro-industries for assured market
Higher on-farm employment
Higher non-farm employment
Higher purchasing power leading to bigger demand for food
Rainwater cannot penetrate deepr or drain, so it floods roots & evaporates rapidly. The flooding prevents plant roots from breathing, which is essential for absorption of nutrients.
Roots cannot penetrate so plant growth is stunted. Plants are small, weak, needs frequent irrigation & gives low yield.
Roots sink deep to reach perennial water supply & nutrients. Plant grows large, strong & highly productive.
Rainwater stored deep down where it will not easily evaporate & is available to plants for months
Based on registered crops on sugar factory model