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Structural Reforms and Governance Framework

The thirteenth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the structural weaknesses and reforms needed in the agricultural system. The discussions in this volume range from recommending reforms in the land policy to declaring a farmer-citizen charter. The vo...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Empowering the Farmers through Extension and Knowledge Dissemination

The eleventh volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status and reforms needed in the agricultural extension system. The key roles played by extension are the transfer of technology to farmers, capacity building to manage the technology, and assisting far...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Production Enhancement through Productivity Gains

The eighth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines productivity led production, with perspective that farmers must be able to benefit from technologies and practices that allow them to create value in a more optimal manner. Production enhancement, as a result...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Sustainability Concerns in Agriculture

The fifth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the strengths, weakness and reforms in the agricultural system. The focus is on promoting a sustainability approach in the future development of India’s agricultural system. In a rush to secure its food suppl...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Joint Press Statement of the 4th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry

There is progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN – India Plan of Action (POA) 2011-2015 to implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity. We task our senior officials for the full implementation of the POA, which would help further deepen and enhance the AS...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Post-Production Interventions: Agricultural Marketing

The fourth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status and reforms needed in the agricultural marketing system. A clear differentiation is proposed between the system that facilitates marketing of agricultural produce and the modes to connect the produ...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Agriculture Policy for Punjab

The highlights of the suggested agriculture policy are (i) encouraging the optimal use of natural resources for long term sustainability of agriculture; (ii) enhancing the productivity of crops and live-stock through strengthening research, public and private investments and development programme...

Author(s) : Committee for Formulation of Agr Policy for Punjab Govt of Punjab 

Post-Production Agri-Logistics: Maximising Gains for Farmers

The third volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status of post-production operations, with perspective that a farmer’s produce must find multiple avenues to obtain value at each place, across time & space and in various forms. Physical connectivity to m...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Strategy for High Agricultural Growth Rate, 2017-18: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released the Advance Estimate (AEs) of GDP and GVA for the country’s economy for the year 2017-18. Further GVAs for the economy’s sectors including agriculture have been increased. The GVA of ‘Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing’ for the year 2017-18 has been e...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Status of Farmers’ Income: Strategies for Accelerated Growth

The second volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the aggregated growth rates that need to be registered at both national and state levels, besides disaggregating them sub-sectorally. The analysis is on the basis, that it is the real income of the farmers th...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

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Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.