It is well known that Agriculture is the back bone of our nation.
But we are not sure, how many knows that our back bone is getting weaker.
Prosperity doesn’t mean only the technological development. Besides, it also
refers to the agricultural prosperity. But for now the current scenario
that productivity due to agriculture is less compared to industrial sectors.
India proudly called as “The Sub
Continent” is blessed with diverse agro
climatic zones and a large work force,
appropriate policies could convert India
into an agricultural powerhouse and lift
millions from poverty.
Are we aware of the current status of agriculture?
India is a global agricultural powerhouse. While agriculture’s share in India’s
economy has progressively declined to less than 15%.
The main problem for this decline is that we Indians follow westernization and fail to
realize what suits for our land.
Increasing agricultural productivity using organic farming thus ensuring
a healthy life
1.India has 1426
farms as per
report of Food
tons of organic
food is produced
fails to give
protection to the
Solution can be
which creates more
being banned as it
3.Use of organic
manure can be
Farmers promoting Natural farming can be approached for guidance and fertilizers
free agricultural land can be encouraged
Dr.G.Nammalvar is an Indian organic
farming scientist, involved in preaching
the farmers to get the edge in organic
Gowtham - Young man who is doing
organic farming as a group and creates
awareness among students about
Benefits – organic farming
1. Promotion of Bio-diversity.
2. Reduction of farm pollution.
3. Reduction of toxic substances in
4. Better soil.
5. Job creation.
6. Assisting the fight against
7. Safer water.
8. Preservation of the culture of
Effective awareness among our students who only has
the weapon to sow prosperity to agricultural sector
• Conducting programs to stimulate the mind of HSC,SSLC
students about the importance of agriculture and need
for it in the present economic scenario
• Agricultural based competition can be held nation wide
to young minds of all standards so that they realize its
• Short film can be telecasted in each and every schools in
India so that they can also aspire to become FARMER in
future and use their flourishing minds to promote
backbone of our nation.
Small farmers still excluded from formal financial channels
Opening a rural banking
Creating a national rural bank with state-level
regional rural banks as its wings.
A bigger rural lending entity would easily
achieve economies of scale. Such entities can be
used for priority lending effectively
Awareness must be created among the
farmers the incentives provided by governments
Being perceptive regarding the marginal
percentage of loan allotted for them
National Competition Policy
Aims at creating a framework of
policies and regulations that will
facilitate competitive outcomes in the
Will unify the national market
removing the barriers on trade in
goods and services
The potential clash between
competition policy and sectored policy
would generate healthy competition
environment in the agricultural sector
Price Policy and Agricultural Marketing
Procurement and Distribution
Reform of APMC Act
Performance of grain market
Direct marketing through Farmer’s
Improved agricultural market systems are important for poverty reduction because:
1.agricultural growth can play a critical and unique role in pro-poor growth
2. improved coordination and exchange are critical for agricultural growth
3.improved coordination and exchange are also critical for the processes by which pro-poor agricultural
growth contributes to wider growth.
Facilitating Efficient Agricultural markets in India:
An Assessment of Competition and Regulatory Reform Requirements
Various supporting programs to prosper the farming
and making it economically more productive
in the 100days
work in the land
of the poor
farmer so that
both the farmer
and individual is
Stipend can be
them to do agro
render a land
from a marginal
farmer for lease
farming by that
farmer itself and
declare them as
servant so that
they are not
Water –fuel for living that is declining to cause death:
• Government should strictly prohibit the construction of building
during water scarcity for which thousands of gallons of water is
used which can be used for irrigating some acres.
• Industries should be periodically inspected so that the industry
that is letting its effluent water into river or to the near by land
should be sealed since it makes the land acidity and makes
ground water saline and poisonous.
• For producing one FORD car 14000 litres of water is wasted, so
the foreign companies are benefited but we, whose GDP mainly
depends on agriculture is suffering without water.
• Planting of tress should be increased along with its maintenance
on road side so the that rainfall can be increased. Rain water
should be harvested by letting the water into ground so that
ground water table can be increased.
• Smalls rivers can be inter connected so that we can save the
corps from decaying in surplus rain (Eg:yavatmal Farmers) by
diverting the water to places where it is essentially needed.
Sand mafias should be severely punished which is the main
cause of ground water depletion.
Policy instruments for agricultural development:
2.Seeds with original
6.Value addition &
Agricultural R&D and
& Terms of Trade
& poverty alleviation
Agriculture development need to be motivated
throughout the nation
Agriculture need to be
treated as knowledge driven
industry not just as a
India need to have an
policy. Expert group need
to decide each year as to
which crop, trait, strategy
has to be used
No foreign investment in
agriculture should be
allowed(for e.g. In tea
investment is permitted)
Every country concerns for
their own citizens. Likewise
India should also involve
Indians in agriculture &agro
1. Government of India “Report of the working group on competition
policy”, Planning commission, Government of India.
2. Prospects and Policy changes in the twelfth plan.
3. Preaching's of Nammalvar, an organic scientist from you tube and
4. Neeya naana a social awareness programme on vijay TV.
5. Accelerating agricultural development for inclusive growth: Strategic
issues and policy options.
6. Dhaka starting microfinance in India- Vijaya Mahajan, Bharti guptha
Ramola and Mathew Titus, BASIX.
7. Rural lending retrieved from
8. Priority sector Regional rural banks lending.
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