1-In all India there are 248.7 million farmers
2-36 per cent farmers live either in a hut or a kuchha house
3-Most farmer households (61 per cent) have two meals a day. Only 2 per cent have one
meal a day and 34 per cent eat more than two times a day.
4-Only 44 per cent farmers eat all three meals a day, whereas 39 per cent of the surveyed
farmers said that they eat lunch and dinner only.
5- 65 per cent farmers said that other members from the family also helped in activities
related to farming.
6- 75 per cent of the farmers said they are engaged in farming for more than ten years.
7-66 per cent of the women belonging to farmer households are
involved in farming.
8-18 per cent women of the farmer households do other non-farming work to contribute
financially to the family income
9-63 per cent youth belonging to farmer households help the family in farming.
10-Only 24 per cent youth belonging to farmer households are interested in continuing
farming while 76 per cent would prefer to do some other work rather than farming.