Investment Opportunities in the Agriculture sector in India
The Economic Survey 2015-16 presented in the Parliament by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley stressed on the declining growth in agriculture, owing to two consecutive drought years and due to decline in production and area sown of major crops.The agriculture sector needs a transformation to ensure sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and food security for the population. The transformation in agriculture has to be steered by raising productivity in agriculture, by investing in efficient irrigation technologies, and efficient use of all inputs. Economic Survey 2015-16 emphasizes that to improve productivity in agriculture in India needs to be guided by Irrigation, Mechanization, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Agriculture Extension Services.
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