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Agricultural Labour Shortage Hampers Udupi District Farmers

Agricultural Labour Shortage Hampers Udupi District Farmers

Agriculturists in Udupi district are grappling with a severe shortage of agricultural labourers, despite offering competitive wages and making efforts to recruit workers from various regions. The district, covering 36,509 hectares, is experiencing sluggish agricultural activities, including sowing and fertilizing, due to the inadequate workforce.

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Despite commencing rice plantation in certain areas, the scarcity of labourers remains a critical issue. Farmers have been forced to hire labourers from distant places like Bagalkot, Vijayapura, and even Orissa to meet urgent agricultural demands. Wages for labourers have risen significantly, ranging from 700 to 850 rupees per day with meals provided, yet the availability of labour remains limited.

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The situation is exacerbated by the migration of local youths to urban centers like Bangalore and Mumbai after completing their education, leaving elderly farmers without sufficient support. Consequently, some rural areas are witnessing the abandonment of agricultural lands due to the challenges in initiating and maintaining agricultural activities.

 

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