Progress and performance of agriculture in India

Singh, S.K. (2016) Progress and performance of agriculture in India. Journal of Agroecology and Natural Resource Management, 3 (1). pp. 67-71.

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The history of agriculture in India dates back to the Rig- Veda. Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry and fisheries accounted for 13.7% of the GDP (gross domestic product) in 2013, about 50% of the workforce. The economic contribution of agriculture to India's GDP is steadily declining with the country's broad-based economic growth. Still, agriculture is demographically the broadest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India. India exported $39 billion worth of agricultural products in 2013, making it the seventh largest agricultural exporter worldwide and the sixth largest net exporter. Most of its agriculture exports serve developing and least developed nations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, Economic, Exporter, Farm output,India
Author Affiliation: Department of Rural Economics, S.N.S.R.K.S. College, Saharsa (A Constituent Unit of B. N. Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar)
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 10:37

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