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Importance of bringing the Agriculture sector into focus

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Importance of bringing the Agriculture sector into focus

Arunachal Pradesh being an Agrarian State has almost 94 percent of the state's rural population dependent on agriculture as the main occupation to earn their living. The State is abundantly gifted with enormous natural resources and suitable agro-climatic zones and therefore agriculture continues to be central to all strategies for planned socio-economic development of the state. Jhum cultivation, which means collective farming and it acquires central position in the agricultural sector, is the major occupation in the state's agricultural sector. Some major crops of the state are paddy, millet, wheat, pulses, potatoes, sugarcane, oilseeds, and maize. Agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh also comprise of spices, fruits, aromatic and medical plants, flowers, and mushroom.

The agricultural department of Arunachal Pradesh has been working upon implementing a number of agricultural policies with an objective to increase the economic growth of the state and assuring more employment for the uneducated class of the rural areas through agricultural activities. We also need to take a leaf out of practices from countries like China and US to enhance the sector.

MyGov Arunachal Pradesh seeks suggestions from citizens on ways to bring the agriculture sector in to focus by ways of implementing new technologies or bringing forth any success stories that will inspire.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

During the last two years, Kharif season has witnessed good growth. In March 2017, almost 64.5 million hectares of agricultural land were sown, out of which over 19 million hectares land was insured during Rabi season. More than 16.4 million farmers were benefitted by the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna and government is still increasing its reach by adding more and more farmers.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

5. Development Of Rabi And Kharif Seasons

India witnesses two major agriculture seasons - Rabi and Kharif. Kharif season is during the period from April to September (summer) and Rabi from October to March (winter). Where Kharif is mainly known for paddy production, Rabi is famous for its wheat production. India has registered a good growth in both the seasons.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

A unified national agricultural market is also a provision aimed at giving boost to India’s growing agrarian economy. A 100 per cent foreign direct investment under automatic route for development of seeds will be a morale booster to farmers as it will give tough competition to domestic advancement of improvement in seed quality and finally a healthy yield.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

4. Government Policies

All the above demands, opportunities and competitive advantages are somewhat a result of key policy initiatives by current and previous governments. A key scheme is Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana that has led to development of various organic clusters with very low chemical dependency. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana has also played a major role to irrigate the agrarian lands making the road to agrarian development little smoother.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

3. Competitive Advantages

There are few key competitive advantages in India’s current agrarian scenario as well. A high proportion of over 157 million hectares of agrarian land has a huge role to play among various advantages of Indian agriculture. India is the leading producer of Jute, and pulses; largest milk producer; largest buffalo meat exporter; and second largest wheat producer in the world along with paddy.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

2. Attractive Opportunities

We should also focus on upcoming opportunities which hold the capability to further this demand. The opportunities which at the moment need attention include hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and organic fertilisers.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

2. Attractive Opportunities

We should also focus on upcoming opportunities which hold the capability to further this demand. The opportunities which at the moment need attention include hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and organic fertilisers.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

1. Demand Strength

As per India Brand Equity Forum, robust demand has made this food-grain production possible. A large population is believed to be a key driver of agrarian demand growth. A rise in urban and rural income can also be termed as a key factor for higher demands. External demands have also got a major role to play, for instance demands from Middle Eastern countries and Central Asian nations.

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Bhawna 2 weeks 5 days ago

n the year 2017 total production of food-grains was somewhere around 273.83 million metric tonne. According to a data by World Bank, Indian food-grain production is likely to reach 280.6 million metric tonne by the year 2020-21. This seems to be a reasonable growth for the sector.

However, it is important to mention here the key areas which are and can further help Indian agriculture to grow and achieve the estimated figures.

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Harshal Chandrakar 4 weeks 4 hours ago

1.focus on sustainable and organic farmimg because chemicals use in agriculture is more dageorous for health.
2. Research on regional suitability for agricultural and horticultural crops.
3. increace productivity without decrease quality of the products
4. Constructions for storage and cold storage
5. provide training and machins for food processing and value addition.