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What was one effect of hard times for farmers?

Crop prices fell, and the debts of farmers increased. The depression added more woes to the lives of farmers. As crop prices fell, the income of farmers also decreased. They could not pay their debts and had to borrow more money to survive.

What was one effect of hard times for farmers?

Crop prices fell, and the debts of farmers increased. The depression added more woes to the lives of farmers. As crop prices fell, the income of farmers also decreased. They could not pay their debts and had to borrow more money to survive.

What happened to the farmers during the Great Depression?

When prices fell they tried to produce even more to pay their debts, taxes and living expenses. In the early 1930s prices dropped so low that many farmers went bankrupt and lost their farms. Some farmers became angry and wanted the government to step in to keep farm families in their homes.

What are the changes faced by the farmers today?

1) Small and fragmented lands provided to them. 2) Seeds which they get are not of proper quality, which definitely affects the growth. Distribution of seeds is also in poor condition. 3) The average yields of crops are lowest in India due to soil degradation and improper use of manure, fertilizer and herbicides.

What are the three main problems faced by Indian farmers today?

  • Small and fragmented land-holdings.
  • Seeds.
  • Manures, Fertilizers and Biocides.
  • Irrigation.
  • Lack of mechanisation.
  • Soil erosion.
  • Agricultural Marketing.
  • Inadequate storage facilities.

Why the farmers are Suiciding?

The expressed reasons in order of importance behind farmer suicides were – debt, alcohol addiction, environment, low produce prices, stress and family responsibilities, apathy, poor irrigation, increased cost of cultivation, private money lenders, use of chemical fertilizers and crop failure.

How did the Great Depression affect the wealthy class?

Even the affluent faced severe belt-tightening. Those that were lucky enough to have steady employment often saw their wages cut or their hours reduced to part-time. Even upper-middle class professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, saw their incomes drop by as much as 40 percent.

What is the biggest problem for farmers?

In addition, irrigation of agricultural crops comprises 70% of global water use, and agriculture directly contributes to around 11% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (mostly through cattle). Expanding agricultural land can also lead to deforestation, additional GHG emissions, and a loss of biodiversity.

How many farms closed during the Great Depression?

750,000 farms

How many farmers died in 2020?

The suicide rate in the deeply stressed farming sector accounted for 7.4 per cent of the total suicides in the country, resulting in deaths of 5,957 farmers and 4,324 agricultural labourers, the NCRB said in a report containing the latest data.