Import and Die: Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in India
Date Written: 2017-12-19
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22102
While there are clear signs that India needs to achieve greater food self-sufficiency, there is also a World Bank-backed agenda for the future of India where the majority of farmers don't have much of a role.
Successive administrations in India have been facilitating this plan by making farming financially unviable with the aim of moving farmers out of farming and into the cities to work in manufacturing or service sector jobs – jobs that, by the way, do not exist. It is an agenda founded on a bogus model of 'development'.
According to this report, the number of cultivators in India declined from 166 million to 146 million between 2004 and 2011. Some 6,700 left farming each day. Between 2015 and 2022 the number of cultivators is likely to decrease to around 127 million.
The aim is to restructure agriculture according to the wishes of the US and its agribusiness corporations.