Mukesh Rajak joined as one of the youngest Community Correspondents in 2010. In the past seven years, he's evolved into a seasoned activist. With several videos focusing on irrigation, agriculture and corruption in Jharkhand’s educational system, Mukesh was awarded the Vivekananda Yuva (NGO) 2011 Excellence in Community Reporting award by the Chief Minister of his state. Mukesh occasionally produces and…
80% of the population, the biggest source of income and employment but the Jharkhand government neglects its farmers.
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian Economy.
India is a huge exporter of various agricultural products such asrice, pulses, sugar, oil, etc. There are two main types of crops grown in India, the Kharif crop, is the autumn harvest (also known as the summer or monsoon crop as it’s usually sown with the beginning of south-west monsoon) and the Rabi crop is the spring harvest (also known as the "winter crop" hence sown during the months of November - December)
About Jharkhand Agriculture
Jharkhand, a predominantly tribal state in the Eastern India has rich deposit of minerals and a large number of active mines, generating millions as revenues. But the economy of this state is largely dependent on agriculture. In fact nearly 80% of the total population practices agriculture in Jharkhand. The state has a 2.57 hectares area of cultivable land which produces a total of 37.85 tons of food grains. Among the important crops that form an important part of agriculture of Jharkhand are, Paddy, Wheat , Pulses, Oilseeds, Maize, Sesame, Sugarcane, Bajra, etc. These crops largely support the socio-economic condition of the people of Jharkhand. However, despite this huge contribution towards the economy of the state, agriculture in Jharkhand is not as well developed as in the other states of India. This is because of the scarcity of water. Farmers in Jharkhand do not have proper irrigation facilities. So they have to be heavily dependent on monsoon. A delayed or erratic monsoon means reduction in their grain production and also limiting the cultivation to just one crop a year.
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