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Find out the difference between the life style of farmers in the USA and India on the basis of pictures collected from magazines, books, newspapers and the internet.
USA is a developed country while India is a developing country. The differences in economic growth is reflected in how agriculture is practiced in these two countries.The following points will clear the difference between the life style of the farmers in the USA and India:
Life Style of Farmers in The USA:
(i) Farmers have large size of farms ranging between 100 – 300 hectares.
(ii) They use high dose of fertilizers.
(iii) They use modern techniques and machines like harvesters in agriculture.
(iv) They generally live in farm houses.
(v) They use high quality of seeds and take adequate measures to control pests and improve soil fertility.
(vi) They are generally well educated. They work like businessmen and maintain proper accounts of expenditure and income.
(vii) They sell their produce in big markets and export them to other countries also.
Life Style Of Farmers in India:
(i) The farmers generally do not have farms more than 1.5 hectares in India.
(ii) They generally hire big machines for farming or works with small machines.
(iii) They are not aware of the properties of soil and lack soil testing facilities.
(iv) The farmers lack storage facilities and sell produce in nearby markets (mandis).
(v) They are not educated and cannot keep accounts of farm activities.
(vi) They live in kuchcha houses in villages.
(vii) All the members of family are engaged in agricultural activities.
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Find out the difference between the life style of farmers in the USA and India on the basis of pictures collected from magazines, books, newspapers and the internet.NCERT Geography- Resources and Development