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Farmers are doing well

In 2022, India will record the fifth consecutive year of bumper wheat crop

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Consumer Sentiment Indicator | farmers | consumer sentiment

Mahesh Vyas 

Mahesh Vyas

Labour statistics from CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids House­hold Survey has shown a large migration of workers towards ag­riculture in recent years. Dur­ing fiscal 2021-22, saw an estimated 4.5 million increase in employment. Dur­i­ng the pandemic-stricken 2020-21, while total employment fell by 21.7 million, provided employment to a substantial 3.4 million. In 2019-20, too, saw an addition of 3.1 million to its count of emp­loyed. Over the past three years, therefore, agriculture added 11 million jobs while the rest of the lost 15 million.

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First Published: Mon, April 18 2022. 23:59 IST
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