October 19, 2021

National Farmers Day 2021

When is National Farmers Day

National Farmers Day Week DayNational Farmers Day DateNational Farmers Day Year
Thursday23 December2021
Friday23 December2022
Saturday23 December2023
Monday23 December2024
Tuesday23 December2025
Wednesday23 December2026

Farmers are an essential part of our livelihood. Farmers put their everything and work 24/7 every day of the year to make sure that everyone gets food. To pay gratitude to the sacrifices and efforts made by the farmers, India celebrates National farmers day every year on December 23. 

This day is celebrated with pure joy and enthusiasm, especially in the states that are primarily engaged with the farming activities, such as Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and many more states in India. National farmers day in India is celebrated on December 23 as an honor for the fifth prime minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh. 

December 23 is the birth anniversary of the late prime minister of India.

Importance of Farming

Farming does not only help the citizens of the nation get food, but it also helps in the growth of the country’s economic sector via export.

 Let’s see why farming is so important in India.

  • Farming is an indirect medium of employment opportunities. Almost 60% of the people are involved in the agricultural sector of the nation. 
  • Farming helps in the export of the country. Due to farming, India can export paper, flour, textile, tea leaves, and spices worldwide. 
  • The agriculture sector also supports industrial functioning. Farmers grow raw material required by the industries to supply and use it for further business purposes. 
  • Most of the revenue of the government comes from farming. 
  • The farming sector also ensures the security of the citizens’ food and brings prosperity to the nation. 

If you read the history and the facts correctly, you will understand the fundamental importance of farming in the lives and nation’s growth. And to acknowledge the agricultural sector and the farmers of our country, we must celebrate National farmers day just like we celebrate independence or republic Day. 

History of National Farmers Day Celebrated?

Chaudhary Charan Singh, I was born on December 23, 1902, in a patient family in Meerut. Chaudhary Charan Singh always emphasized the importance of the country’s agricultural sector and how farmers were an essential aspect of the Indian economy. Because of his ideas, he even opposed then prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the 1959 Nagpur session against Nehru’s socialistic land policies.

 Chaudhary Charan Singh had a way of living that was quite simple and has also written several books on Indian farming and the condition of farmers in India. He served as the prime minister of India from July 28, 1979, to January 14, 1980. In his tenure as prime minister, he introduced various welfare schemes in favor of the farmers, and he was even recognized nationally for his authorized books. 

Due to his efforts and contribution to India’s betterment since 2001, his birth anniversary is celebrated as Kisan diwas ( National farmers day ). We all are aware of the famous slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan by Lal Bahadur Shastri, and these ideals in Chaudhary  Charan Singh always worked. 

After his departure, the memorial made in his memory was named Kisan Ghat, and various universities and airports were renamed after his name. In 1952 we also tried to abolish the zamindari system as agriculture minister. He even helped in drafting the zamindari and land reforms bill. 

On 23rd December 1978, he also founded the Kisan trust, a non-profit making organization whose aim was to educate the rural people against the flourishing injustice in the region. 

Why is Farmers Day in India Celebrated?

Nobody can unsee the role of farmers in our lives and how impactful they are on the country’s economy. This day is not only celebrated to honor the efforts of the late prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh and his efforts for uplifting the agriculture sector, but it also signifies the importance of farmers in our life.

 The main motive of celebrating National farmers day is to spread awareness regarding the role of farmers.  Chaudhary Charan Singh always works towards improving the status of the farmers in the Indian economy but still now we can see how the government has been unfair to the agricultural sector now and then.  This day is significant for all the sacrifices made by the fifth prime minister of India and to realize how much farmers sacrifice every day to earn two meals of the day for their family members and even grow the food for the rest of the country’s citizens. 

Farmers Day records the contributions made by the farmers all over the country for the upliftment of the Indian economy and fulfilling the needs of the people. 

Celebration of National Farmers Day 2020

Every year the Government of India celebrates National farmers day with a unique name that shows their respect towards the agricultural sector. Last year and the national farmers’ day was celebrated; even though the world was under pandemic, the day could not be celebrated in a similar extravagant manner. 

But, the government still tried its best to pay gratitude to the efforts of the farmers and the late prime minister with the same enthusiasm. The national farmers day 2020 had a theme powering the farmers to make prosperity to Indians. The theme indicated that if the agricultural sector and the farmers will be empowered, only the nation can grow. 

Every year by the celebration of national farmers’ day, the Government of India launches programs to help farmers with their day-to-day issues so that the economy of the agricultural sector can be improved. The government hosts various seminars related to the agenda they have for the year and organizes various events for the farmers. This day is celebrated differently in the agricultural-dominated States. 

The condition of India due to the ongoing pandemic is still not satisfactory. However, India’s government will still celebrate the national farmers day 2021 virtually to respect the farmers of India and make the farmers day 21 memorable like every year. 

Condition of the Farmers Nowadays

Since the efforts of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the Indian farmers have grown immensely, and they are still progressing towards a brighter future. But still, farmers face different problems when it comes to farming. The reason for the difficulties is not only natural, but they are also from the end of the government. 

The government has passed a few bills that did not favor farmers. Due to which the farmers protested on 8 December 2020, which led to the Bharat bandh. Since the agricultural sector largely dominates India, people working in rural areas do not know much. 

They cannot cultivate their land in modern ways—the lack of knowledge and tourism results in lower food production, which leads to further problems. In a country like India that used to believe in the simpler lifestyle, farmers are not living up to their living standards. 

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Debt Trap and Other Factors

Even today, after Chaudhary Charan Singh made all the efforts, farmers live a poor life. Due to lack of money and resources, farmers take loans from the banks and private organizations, due to which they get burdened with debts. After selling whatever they produce, they pay all the taxes and debts. After paying all of that, they only get a handful of money not to provide the necessities to their family members. 

Unfavorable weather conditions add to the disadvantage that leads to the immense tension in farmers that leads to suicide. Suicide cases of farmers due to not being able to cater to the needs of their family members or being so burdened by the amount of debt are not uncommon. 

In all of this the only thing that can save the farmers of India is a government that is trying to take advantageous steps but sometimes also fall behind in helping the agricultural sector of the nation. 

What did the Government do for the farmers?

Over the years, the government has taken some significant steps and measures to uplift the farmers and enhance modernity in the agricultural sector. Since the time of independence, the government has launched various programs to create the farm sector more advanced and better.

 Some of the measures launched by the government are as follows:

  • Green revolution
  • Better irrigation facilities
  • Rotation of the crops
  • The government has provided farmers with the high yield variety 
  • Merchandised agriculture
  • Intensive farming methods
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National Farmers Day

How can National Farmers Day be Celebrated all Over the Country by Children? 

National farmers day is a day that should not only be celebrated by the government of India because it’s their responsibility, but this day should also be celebrated among the children in schools, colleges, and other Institutions. Every citizen should know the importance of farmers and how they have contributed to fulfilling their needs. 

We have mentioned a few ways to celebrate national farmers day 2021 on your own on 23rd December.

  • Participate in the competitions organized by your school colleges or even at the national level. The government organized various competitions related to essay writing debates drawing dance to appreciate the agricultural farmers of our country.
  • You can visit a farm that is near you or organize an exhibition in which you can explain the importance of farming and what are the steps and the actual process that is required in the farming process. The presentation can be the best way to educate the children.
  • Since the entire world is working based on social media nowadays, sharing a post related to national farmers’ day with your loved one and on your social media handles can also be the best way to celebrate this day. 

It is essential to impart the knowledge regarding the farmer’s day in the young generation because they will be the upcoming generation of our nation. We cannot expect the development to keep the young generation unaware of the importance of the agriculture sector and the contribution made by the farmers in their day-to-day life and the Indian economy. 

Educating the people around you regarding this can be the most significant contribution you can make on national farmers day this year. 

Conclusion

National farmers day will be celebrated on the 23rd December 2021 this year, virtually considering the ongoing pandemic. This year you should pay your gratitude to the contribution of the farmers. Parents should teach their children regarding the importance of the food and why they should not waste what they are eating because farmers sweat the entire day to grow each grain that you put in your mouth.

It would be best if you always were grateful for the efforts of those hands that are working day and night for you to have a better livelihood. Similarly, it becomes the duty of the government to offer suitable types of equipment and tools to the farmers so that they can grow the crops. Government should also provide fair prices for the producer of the farmers. 

Naveen Dagar

Hi, I’m Naveen Dagar. The founder of this blog NationalDay and many others. I’m a full-time blogger, a digital marketer.

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