System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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India is predominantly an agrarian economy. After 72 years of Independence and 27 years of becoming a free economy, approximately 58% of the population is dependent on agriculture as a primary source of income and employment. At the same time, agriculture contributes only 17% to our overall GDP. Beyond this increasingly marginal contribution to GDP, the sector’s performance and the monsoon influence continues to have far-reaching consequences on the overall economy.

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One of the most significant weaknesses of India’s research effort has been that the traditional wisdom of India’s farmers did not get adequate attention and instead our farm research became over-dependent on the technology and crop varieties from abroad. This has proved very harmful for our agriculture and therefore it is important to draw attention to the rich heritage of traditional farming wisdom in India.


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The commerce ministry has asked Russia to reduce the import duty on packet tea from 12.5% at present so as to boost exports of value added teas from India.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri once famously proclaimed, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”. Today, even as we hold our jawan, the soldier, in high esteem, the condition of the farmer in India is deplorable. Agriculture may today contribute to only 15.5% of GDP (as of 2017) compared to 41.8% it did in 1960, but it is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population.

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For NDA's move to raise MSPs of monsoon crops to matter, agriculture needs structural changes, says

Under pressure from farmers’ groups across the country due to falling prices and a glut of produce, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government announced a hike in the minimum support prices (MSP) of kharif (monsoon) season crops in July 2018.

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Agriculture

Transforming agriculture

The Green Agriculture project synergises biodiversity conservation, agriculture production, and development

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