NITI AAYOG 3 YEAR AGENDA
Agriculture (inclusive of animal husbandry, forestry and fishing) is central to the nutrition needs of India and also remains the largest sector of India’s economy as a source of employment.
- According to the Fifth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey of the Ministry Labour and Employment, 7% of India’s workforce in 2014-15 was employed in agriculture.
- It may be noted at the outset that agriculture is a state subject. Therefore, it is critical that state governments actively participate in bringing about the requisite changes.
- The central government can help bring about change through a variety of central sector schemes and centrally sponsored schemes but these can only succeed if states are willing and active partners.
Immediate actions necessary to sustain and accelerate agricultural growth may be divided into four areas.
- Need to reform of agricultural produce marketing policies and market interventions to ensure that farmers receive remunerative prices.
- Productivity of both land and water remains low for many crops when compared to other countries. There also exist large regional variations in productivity.
- Enacted in the 1950s or 1960s, tenancy laws in most states of India no longer adequately serve the interests of either landowners or tenants.Related, land ownership records are in need of modernization.
- Relief measures in the event of natural disasters need to improve.
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