Medicon Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (ISSN: 2972-2691)

Review Article

Volume 6 Issue 2

India's Agricultural Labor Force: Challenges and Opportunities

V Basil Hans*
Research Professor, Institute of Management & Commerce, Srinivas University, Mangalore, 575001, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: V Basil Hans, Research Professor, Institute of Management & Commerce, Srinivas University, Mangalore, 575001, Karnataka, India.

Published: January 25, 2024

DOI: 10.55162/MCAES.06.160

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A sizable section of the people in India depends on the agricultural industry for their livelihood, which is vital to the country's economy. This abstract summarizes a thorough investigation into the difficulties and prospects that India's agricultural labor force may encounter. The study looks at the many problems that this workforce faces and looks into ways to develop sustainably.

The report lists the main issues that agricultural workers face, including low pay, a lack of social security, and restricted access to contemporary technologies. It looks into the socioeconomic differences that are common in the industry and how they affect workers' well-being. The study also looks at the seasonality of agricultural work and how it affects the stability of revenue.

The study examines the opportunities for change and identifies viable ways to improve the socioeconomic circumstances of laborers in agriculture. It takes into account how government regulations, technological advancements, and skill-building initiatives can empower employees and promote diversity. The potential for agro-based industries and the diversification of rural economies as means of generating more employment possibilities is also examined in the analysis.

In addition, the abstract highlights how crucial environmentally friendly farming methods and preservation are to the industry's long-term survival. It emphasizes the necessity of an all-encompassing strategy that promotes agricultural resilience and productivity while attending to the wellbeing of agricultural labor.

This study adds to the body of knowledge already available on agricultural labor in India by offering a sophisticated perspective of the difficulties encountered by this essential workforce. The study intends to educate stakeholders, researchers, and policymakers on the intricacies of the agricultural labor market and promote inclusive and sustainable practices in the industry by offering viable solutions and opportunities for development.

Keywords: labor; issues; India; employment; and agriculture