Workers are moving off Indian farms but where are they going?
An agricultural employment study suggests that our prime-age citizens need to be employed by other sectors in huge numbers
Agriculture and allied sectors account for about 18% of the Indian economy, but around 40% of employment. How do we reconcile this with the reports we hear of shortages of farm labour? What is the true extent of farm employment in India and how does it differ in states which have traditionally been agriculture- focused vis-à-vis others?