In India, Kisan Diwas is another name for National Farmers Day in India. Every year on December 23, the birthdate of Choudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India, Farmer’s day is observed. Every year, National Farmer’s Day is observed in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, where farmers are actively engaged in agriculture.
Farmers are the backbone of our economy, and the government of India set up this day in 2001 to recognise their hardships. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the ‘Champion of Indian Peasants’ and India’s fifth Prime Minister.
Before entering politics, the political leader was a farmer. The day aims to spread awareness of the contributions of farmers to the socio-economic development of the country. It also recognises the efforts of the former Prime Minister who helped in uplifting the farmers in the nation, introduced Debt Redemption Bill and Land Holding Act.
Notably, Agriculture provides a livelihood for the majority of India’s rural population, which accounts for 20% of the country’s GDP and accounts for nearly 50% of the population. Seeing as India is a country of villages and agriculture, the tenth Indian government designated Choudhary Charan Singh’s birth anniversary as Kisan Diwas in 2001 to recognise his contributions to agriculture and farmer welfare.
The goal of National Farmers Day is to recognise farmers’ dedication and hard work. It is also expected to increase public awareness of the significance of protecting farmers’ social and economic well-being. On this day, the government focuses on providing farmers with the most up-to-date agricultural knowledge so that they can increase their yield.
As India’s fifth prime minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh is remembered for his efforts to improve conditions for farmers all over the nation. He was a pioneer in agriculture and put forth a number of policies to better a lot of Indian farmers.
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