Economically sound consumers are one of the major driving forces of an economy. And this is entirely valid for India as well. I got my hands on a report indicating that 70% of the Indian population is dependent on agriculture, meaning that 70% of people depend on income from agriculture/farming.
This is where it got me thinking that 70% of people who depend on agriculture for their income are consumers too. If financially sound consumers drive an economy, then 70% is quite a significant count of consumers who can make a massive impact on our country’s economy.
Diversity is a significant attribute of India.
There are varieties of plains to cultivate good agricultural products. However, there have been times of loss due to overproduction and poor distribution. And there are times in which scarcity of water or delay in monsoon rips the lives of farmers. Here we are talking about a significant portion of the 70% who fail to be financially sound in these challenging times.
70% of people depend on income from agriculture/farming. If financially sound consumers drive an economy, then 70% is quite a significant count of consumers who can make a massive impact on our country’s economy.
Simple logic states that if the life of these farmers can be made better in terms of financial stability, they can amplify the growth of India. This can happen if we add stability to their farming challenges. One such solution is community farming projects in India.
The concept of community farming projects in India has been around for a long time. Although at first, farmers appear sceptical, there is no denying that community farming projects in India have made an exemplary impact on the lives of the farmers. The farmers have not only been able to sustain through tough times but have also been able to increase crop yield and the number of crops produced by their land.
To get a clear picture of the impact of community farming projects in India, try reading about how the tribal populations have reaped their benefits in Khandora village in Madhya Pradesh. A google search will be enough to give you an idea.
The plan is good, but how can that be brought into execution?
At Nimbus, we are approaching organizations with CSR ideas that make an impact on communities. We drive these impacts through the integration of solar-driven equipment. We look forward to collaborations with organizations wherein we can channel their CSR funds to drive community growth and extend it to the nation.
Community farming projects in India are one of many such ideas that can incorporate solar power to benefit the farmers truly. It not only solves the challenge at hand but does so efficiently and responsibly.
We want to answer any questions regarding this idea and look forward to your participation.