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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-10  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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On the Role of the Gandhian Economic Approach towards Large Farmers in the Midst of Covid-19
S. Siva Kumar*
Department of Sanskrit and Indian Culture, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The Covid-19 and its resultant uncertain conditions have impacted all dimensions of life, be it at the individual level, societal level and at the national level. In the midst of the pandemic situation, let us revisit the domain of agricultural sector, the backbone of India. With the objective of improving the conditions of the small and marginal farmers, the Government is channelizing its effort from production-centric approach to income-centric approach and are implementing a number of effective schemes. The paper brings out the need and the implications of persuading large farmers to imbibe and implement the Gandhian economic philosophy for the growth and development of the agricultural sector. Towards this end, the paper expounds the Gandhian economic principles of Simplicity, Non-possessiveness, Non-violence, Trusteeship and Sarvodhya. The relevance of these economic principles to large farmers is also presented. With proper implementation, every Indian village would turn out to be a self-sufficient and democratic unit. The paper concludes by stating that a synthesized paradigm may be evolved wherein the Governmental agricultural policies may be employed for small and marginal farmers, the Gandhian economic perspectives may be persuaded to be implemented by the large farmers, in the agricultural sector of India. Such a synthesis would make Indian villages a qualitatively better place to live in for the entire farming community and would propel India as a self-sufficient and self-reliant nation, even in the midst of Covid-19.

Keywords: Covid-19, Governmental Agricultural Policies, Small and Marginal Farmers, Large Farmers, Gandhian Economic Philosophy.
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Siva Kumar, K. S. 2021. On the Role of the Gandhian Economic Approach towards Large Farmers in the Midst of Covid-19.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(10): 7-12
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.910.002
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