To industrialise, do agriculture

Haq, Zia (2017) To industrialise, do agriculture. Jindal Journal of Public Policy, 3 (1). pp. 5-11. ISSN 2277-8743

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Is the bond between the tiller and his land starting to ebb? Farmers from a village in Uttar Pradesh protested in 2013, not against land acquisition but for the State laying of its earlier plan of acquisition. They hoped that the lump sum compensation amount would help them move out of poverty. Is it then farmers want to move out of agriculture if there is an option? It is true that agricultural incomes are declining – but still a substantial proportion of India’s population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. The article argues farming will continue to be an important driver of the economic chances of millions and for India to grow at 9%, the targeted agriculture growth must be about 4% a year. However, the agricultural sector is neglected by policy makers and there has been a lack of investments in agriculture for a long time. Better recognition is required of the role of agriculture in Indian economy, its role in improving food insecurity, and most importantly, the farm sector’s own role in propelling the non-farm sector. The article concludes with a plea to invest in cutting edge research in agriculture and not merely on e-commerce digital technologies. Steps must be taken to ensure agricultural credit goes to small and medium farmers, not commercial farming companies masquerading as poor farmers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Agriculture growth | Indian economy | Agricultural credit
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Industrial relations
Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Agricultural science
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 05:58
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 05:58
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