New agriculture bill will deprive livelihood of Odisha farmers

More than 90% of farmers in Odisha are small marginal cultivating farmers who prefers to sell the produces at

their doorstep.

Rabindra senapati, farmer of Odisha who have more little than 3 acres of land. He does not know about new farming bill but his contention is clear, “ if new laws provide us options for selling our crops at distant places for better price then it makes no sense since we are small farmers we cannot take all our crops to the far away distance in order to get best price from the private players who may give hiked price than MSP. Who shall bear the transport cost? Once we keep all our products before them, we are at their mercy! What kind of bargain shall be expected? Whether they take all our produces or they choose them on he quality? What if they deny to take our crops? We cannot bring back to our village. Giving it for their price will be the only option,” he said.

The opinion of Rabindra resembles the needs of Most of the small and marginal farmers in the state. 90% of the farmers in  Odisha are small and marginal categorised farmers who cultivate in less than five acres.

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