Gandhinagar, 24 January 2021
The agriculture department of Gujarat is trying to show higher income of farmers by showing high estimates of agricultural crops by producing high value agricultural commodities by using magic figures. Cumin crop is the highest price in winter crop. If cumin planting figures are more visible than gram or wheat or any other crop, the production can be shown more on paper. Farmers can be affected by the success of the government. Farmers suspect that every crop figures.
Cumin farmers suspect
In the winter of 2021, cumin planting is almost complete. The Agriculture Department shows that the average cultivation of cumin in the last 3 years is 4.06 lakh hectares. Last year, 4.90 lakh hectares were planted. This year 4.70 lakh hectares have been planted. Which can reach 5 lakh hectares when the final figures are revealed. This creates doubt.
Crops less in 20 thousand hectares
According to government records, cumin cultivation in the third week of January is 20,000 hectares less than the previous year. But in fact, it is clear from interactions with farmers that no more than 2.50 lakh hectares have been planted. 50% less planting has been done.
50 percent less planting
The largest cumin plantation in Gujarat is in Dwarka district on 90 thousand hectares. Cultivation is done on 75 thousand hectares in Surendranagar, 77 thousand hectares in Banaskantha, 25 thousand hectares in Morbi and 24 thousand hectares in Jamnagar. Farmers believe that the government shows this figure, but there is 50% less planting than last year. However, farmers have reduced their planting by 50 percent.
Inaccurate statistics of Talati, village servant
The government collects information from 55 lakh farmers and 1 crore farms every week, on which crops are planted by Gram Sevaks or Talati on every land in each village. If you really have to go to the fields all week to get the right information. Instead, Talati and village servants ask two or four farmers who they write the details of the entire village farm on paper. When those figures go to the taluka office and from there different figures have arrived in the district. In this way, the Department of Agriculture is having a huge impact on the farmers due to the wrong data.
Truth of sheet
Every year, Talati prepare a table of sheets with details of farmers’ crops. Then the correct figures are revealed. It also takes 2 or 5 years. Even sheets are not right. No one goes to the talati field, which farmer has planted what crop they do not see. Thus the statistical method of the Department of Agriculture is wrong. False statistics are being given to the people of Gujarat, farmers, traders, industries and agricultural experts of the world. Wrong information should be tied.
Launch mobile phone app
By creating a mobile app for farmers, every farmer should have the details of the planting and crop status of his farm on a daily basis. So the picture of the entire state can be found every day. Therefore, farmers can also be told that they should stop transplanting now and increase transplanting of this crop. But no such app has been installed, as the government poll goes. In this app, the farmer can also tell about the loss by applying a photo of his crop. But the government does not want this.
The Gujarat government is talking about modern technology. But even though they have satellite data of BISEC and ISRO, they are not used to obtain crop planting details. ISRO has the technology to know every crop of the field. Daily details can be found in it and farming can be analyzed. Diseases in crops, damage from natural disaster, which crops to plant and which not to be planted, it can be known from satellite data. This technology has been with ISRO for the last 12 years. But the BJP government in Gujarat is not ready to use it. If he does, the pole will open. Data cannot be tampered with.
If satellite and mobile apps are used, salaries of Talati and Gram Sevaks can be saved to get the details of 18 thousand villages. Work can be done at low cost. In addition, rapid data and its analysis can be done on a daily basis in Krishi Bhavan.
Why is cumin less?
Farmers have increased the planting of gram and wheat this year as the groundnut crop had grown before Diwali. Both have high security and low labor costs. When cumin is not safe and labor is high.
Farmers say that when there is more rain, the disease is more in cumin in winter. Due to high rainfall this year, soil moisture is a disease. The disease is more prevalent in north Gujarat and some areas of Saurashtra. However the disease is less in other areas. The season is good Winter is good Cumin has suffered major diseases in the next year, so planting has been less this year.
Farmers have planted more Bhavnagar and Amreli onions than cumin. Coriander has been grown more in and around Jamnagar.
Cumin is only sown if 3 water is found in the canal area, then wheat is more because the water is more. Cumin canal is low in areas.
Production will fall by 50 percent
The agriculture department says that the production is 700 to 750 kg per hectare. But the farmers say that they have planted It has reduced the installation. Production per hectare has also declined by 50 percent in the last few years due to disease and weather. Thus, by raising incorrect figures, the Department of Agriculture is showing higher output. The government estimates that on an average 23.50 thousand tonnes of cumin are cooked. But this year will be reduced by 30 to 50 percent. According to a trader from Unjha Bazaar, cumin cultivation has reduced in 2021. the weather is good. Cumin seeds will be good.