What caused Himachal farm crisis ?
More than 60 per cent of the land had been left barren by the farmers in the State and with the problems posed by five lakh monkeys, the State’. The problems posed by wild animals were the prime reason for the destruction of agriculture. No steps taken against the problems posed by wild animals and monkeys. Non-remunerative prices were driving fruit growers from farming. The rates of fertilizers and pesticides have increased manifold in the past few years, making agriculture a non-remunerative proposition. (The Hindu)