ASIA/INDIA - The Bishops of Kerala give their support to farmers

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 economy   development  

Kottayam (Agenzia Fides) - The Council of Bishops of Kerala - which brings together the Bishops of various rites present in the state, support farmers in their needs and calls on the government not to neglect their problems: is what the Bishops say in a Letter released in all the parishes, in which the Bishops express full support to the "Farmers 'Indian Movement" (Infarm) that unites farmers from all communities, ethnic groups and religions.
The Letter, sent to Agenzia Fides said that "the decline in prices of agricultural products, poor harvests, the problems of the fishery sector, climate change, the debts incurred by farmers are huge challenges for the survival of the farmers themselves "that produce" food for the entire population and raw materials for industries". For this reason we invite the government to "grant loans and subsidies, helping them during the period of crisis".
India still remains a society deeply linked to agriculture: over 833 million people out of a population of 1.21 billion, live in rural areas. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 12/01/2016)