(i) Today, Indian farmers are facing a challenge from international competition.
(ii) Reduction in public investment in agricultural sector especially irrigation power, rural roads, market, etc.
(iii) Subsidy on fertilisers is reduced leading to increase in cost of production.
(iv) Reduction in import duties on agricultural products.
(v) Withdrawal of investments by farmers from agriculture resulting in reducing employment in agriculture.
(vi) Lack of alternative employment opportunities.
(vii) Vagaries of Monsoon rainfall/climate change affected the crop productivity.