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    Despite the Pandemic, Indian Agriculture Sector is Growing at a Pace of 3.9 Percent: Tomar

  • Date : 17 May, 2022

     Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the media that despite the pandemic, the country's agriculture sector is currently growing at a pace of 3.9 percent. He credited the government of India's agriculture-friendly policies as well as the hard work of the farming community for making this possible. 

     
    The Union Agriculture Minister, while speaking at an agri-conclave held by a private TV news station in the capital Bhubaneswar yesterday, said that the country's agriculture exports have accomplished great heights despite a global pandemic. 
     
    Farmers generated bumper foodgrain crops, while the government procured paddy and wheat crops at record levels, he noted. 
     
    According to the minister, India's agricultural exports have surpassed Rs 4 lakh crore, which is a positive development. Tomar claims that India is exporting wheat in large quantities as global demand rises due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. 
     
    The minister stated that the administration is dedicated to the development of farmers, rural areas, and industries. 
     
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    According to AIR's correspondent, Mr. Tomar emphasized the importance of creating jobs in the agriculture and related industries to absorb the additional personnel, citing the fact that agriculture employs about half of the country's population. 
     
    He said that, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visionary leadership, the government has been attempting to boost not only agriculture and related sector production but also productivity through higher investment, infrastructure development, and technological intervention. 
     
    According to the minister, the government has taken a number of initiatives to improve the quality of agricultural products while also providing fair prices for farmers, market access, and export potential for the country's agricultural products. 
     
    Source: Krishi Jagran
 















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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Dec 2021

One Size Fits All Will Not Work, Indian Agriculture Needs Decentralised Farm Reforms

There is consensus that Indian agriculture is in desperate need of reforms. These reforms are necessary for farm incomes to rise. If farmers in Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) or Doaba (Punjab) region have a speci