12-03-2014 02:52 AM | India

61% farmers ready to quit and take up city jobs

Faced with inadequate returns, a significant chunk of farmers in the country are ready to quit farming if they get alternative job opportunities in urban areas, says a nation-wide study commissioned by Bharat Krishak Samaj and conducted by CSDS.

The study – Report on the State of Indian Farmer – reveals some alarming facts, with 47 per cent of those surveyed believing that the overall condition of the farmers in the country was bad and a whopping three-fourth preferring some work other than farming.
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