Author(s): Ajay Kumar Sharma, Meenakshi Gupta, Roop Lal Sharma and Sandeep Sharma
Peasants’ movements have gathered much significance since pre-British times. These movements in India have been led by several renowned social workers. There were many nationalists who strived very hard towards improving the situation of farmers in India. Though at present some reforms are seen in the agricultural sector, wherein the farmers are going in for modernized pattern of cultivation of crops with the latest technology. At the same time, to some extent, the Government has also initiated subsidies on agricultural products. This has changed the life of farmers. But yet the problem remains unsolved as such benefits are availed only by the rich farmers. The poor and illiterate farmers are not able to utilize the schemes of the Government. The gap between rich and poor farmers is increasing. Moreover, even after the strong national movement, the Government could not take up many steps for the improvement of the life of the farmers. Their situation, in fact, is getting worse day by day. The present paper aims to analyze the peasant movement in India and the impact of the same on the agricultural community and reforms.