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The State Of Agriculture In India
Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, is one of the largest contributors to the Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP of agriculture and allied sectors in India was recorded at $244.74 Bn in FY ‘16.
- At 157.35 Mn hectares, India holds the second-largest agricultural land in the world.
- There has been an increased focus on investments in agricultural infrastructures such as irrigation facilities, warehousing, and cold storage.
- New schemes such as Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Pradhanmantri Gram Sinchai Yojana, and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana have been introduced to improve farmers’ fortunes and other facilities which could boost agriculture in India.