Marginal farmer definition
In previous post we knew about small farmer landholding, in this post we will know about marginal farmers landholding.
What is the landholding of a marginal farmer?
Answer: A farmer who has land holding less than 2.5 acre but not 2.5 or more than 2.5 acre.
Small farmer land holding is less than 2.5 acre.
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Which Indian state has more numbers of marginal farmers?
Answer: Indian states such as Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh etc., have more numbers of small farmers.
West Bengal has largest number of marginal farmers. More than 50% famers are marginal farmers, whereas “96% farmers come under small and marginal farmers with an average land holding of 0.77 ha”. (Ref.01)
Which Indian category belongs to marginal farmers?
Answer: Any category including Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Cate, OBC and General, may belong to marginal farmers. Generally, ST and SC have less land holding.
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Why there are marginal farmers?
Answer: There are many reasons, some are as follows..
- Farmers who already have small land holdings but now selling their land.
- partition of land among family members.
- Land-takeovers by local government or administration.
- Land-takeovers by others.
How to get more pieces of land to become a big farmer?
Answer: There are many ways. Some of these are as follows..
- Purchase new piece land.
- Ask for land to local government or administration.
- Ask for land as donation to any organisation.
But, never follow an unethical way.
What are the benefits of being a marginal farmer?
Answer: There are many benefits of being a marginal farmer..
- Benefits of many schemes by state and central government.
- Benefit of subsidy.
*Note= Subsidy is more small and big farmers because they are considered as special category.
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What are some government schemes for marginal farmers?
Answer: Backyard poultry farming, vegetable production, fruit production, cereal crop cultivation.
Irrigation schemes, mulching schemes, production of manure such as vermicompost and farm yard manure.
What are the examples of some government department which have schemes for small farmers?
Answer: Departments are as follows..
(1). Department of agriculture of state government.
(2). Department of horticulture of state government.
(3). Department of fisheries of state government.
(4). Department of animal husbandry of state government.
(5). Department of agroforestry of state government.
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What are the other categories of farmers
Answer: The other categories of farmers are as follows..
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