Likewise farmers had to pay a middle man in the East to sell their commodities in the East, because the poor farmers were unable to travel all the way to the East to sell their products then come back to start farming for the next year. Surprisingly, farmers were often detrimental to themselves due to
These taxes have lasted throughout time, occasionally being repealed and reinstated. These types of taxes were commonly used to fund the country during times of war and to help with stability in the social classes. We need our farmers, but due to the unfairness of the law, and the effects it has, the tax can have devastating effects on the agriculture industry. Not only does this cruel tax affect small businesses, but it is a nuisance to our farmers. When people think if farmers are important, the first thing that usually comes to mind is food.
The poor people are in lack of education, shelter, food, cloth, security and income earnings. Most of all, they are under poverty line. Poverty is their constant companion.We face three mainproblem economically, politically and environmentally. The economy of Bangladesh is mostlyagricultural. But scientific method of cultivation is not yet familiarized.
How do we define poverty? According to dictionaries, poverty is “the state of being extremely poor”. But my definition of poverty is not having enough resources to be satisfied with your basic needs, like: shelter, food, clothing, water, health care and job. Poverty is like a disease, it is always spreading. According to the World Bank, more than 700 million people are living in extreme poverty (2).
Due to high illiteracy rates and lack of trainings, rural people lack entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of technology that they need to improve their living standards. The limited access to credits and financial services, increasing cost of goods and services also aggravate poverty in rural areas. The other cause of poverty is natural calamities. According to Wangdi (2015) since Bhutan lies in a mountainous region, our ecosystem is very fragile and prone to impact of climate change. Occurrence of flash flood and rising temperature will cause severe damage to our cropland since our agricultural land is located on slopes eventually affecting country’s food security.
Indian agriculture began to deteriorate, resulting in extremely low yields per acre. The peasant was too poor and had no incentive to improve agriculture. Landlords would rather squeeze in more rent than invest in improvement of agriculture. No modern technology was introduced in this field and the government refused to take any responsibility. Rural population was continuously plagued by famines as majority of cultivators lived at starvation
Because they were now wanting to do the work that was previously being done by Mexican and Filipinos there were too many workers for the jobs so the wages were very low. Since they couldn’t afford housing, many of the migrant farm workers camped near the farms irrigation ditches near the farms they were working on. They were living in tents or out of their cars. The lack of sanitation cause health issues for many workers and their
Due to various limitations they are unable to procure fixed assets which results in them depending purely on their daily earnings. Another aspect to the relatively poor is the presence of one source of income in a household unlike most households where multiple members contribute to the household economy; this makes the financial situation tighter and more difficult to live with. This sector of population in the country mostly consists of unskilled labour so most take up blue-collar jobs, serve as domestic help and other easily replaceable jobs like bus conductors, auto-rickshaw drivers, clerks etc. These jobs provide neither sufficient income nor livelihood security. Unlike the rural poor, the urban poor do not have the advantage of depending on agriculture for sustenance.
Migrant workers are often trapped by debts because their wages are deducted to pay their brokers, who provide them jobs. In some serious cases, migrant workers are never paid and subject to a modern form of slavery. Furthermore, Thai law only provides registered migrants with rights to basic social service and labor law, but the law does not apply to non-registered migrants. Consequently, the latter fails to access social services. (World Bank, 2006) Although there are several sources of information provided concerning migrant workers in Thailand, most of them are the researches which conducted in rural areas, especially in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
1. Climatic factors – These conditions constitute an important cause of poverty. The heat which is experienced by the rural population causes some barriers in their work due to which their production suffers. Natural calamities such as frequent floods, disasters, earthquake and cyclone cause heavy damage to agriculture. Agriculture is stated to be the major occupation of the rural people; downfall of agriculture and lack of production will certainly be the major cause of poverty for them.