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    India has the eleventh largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and is the fourth largest when it comes to measuring the PPP or the purchasing power parity. The nation of India had been primarily dependent on its endowment of natural resources in immense scale and thus primary sector had always acted to be a catalyst ion the growth process of the Indian economy. India, being heavily dependent on the agricultural sector has given maximum stress in developing the agriculture and the production of agricultural commodities like food grains and others.

    The Indian agriculture has experienced several twists and turns right form the British rule. During the British rule, the nation was forced and compelled to produce and export the agricultural products produced in the country to Britain at a very low price. The poor farmers were unnecessarily exploited and tortured for selling their products at low cost to the British. After the massacre that was caused for exploiting the indigo farmers, the country felt the necessity for being an independent one when it came to agricultural up gradation. After the achievement of independence in 1947, several plans were prepared for raising the productivity of the Indian agriculture and hence to attain self-sufficiency in the agricultural sector. The notion of self-sustained growth in a densely populated country like India could not be achieved by improving the secondary and the service sectors but to start with improving the primary sector.

    After the wars of 1962 and 1965 with China and Pakistan respectively, drought followed and the country began to suffer from disruption in a steady growth in food grain production. The government took necessary step and began to import PL-480 food grains from America, shelling off half of the foreign exchange deposits.

    The advent of the year of 1964 and 1965 saw the rise of a revolutionary change in the Indian agriculture, popularly known as the green revolution that was perhaps the key factor behind the recent developed phase of the agriculture in India. The green revolution had also contributed much in the development of the countries economy and hence stimulated the process of self-sustained growth for the Indian economy.

    This Agriculture Forum is dedicated to all agriculture related Issues, Agriculture News , information and Discussions related to agriculture problems.

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    The Indian agriculture is growing interms of production rate. Though there are not many research works going on in this field, the Indian economy relies on agriculture for contributing its major share. The pre-independence era concentrated majorly on the agricultural field. With the advancement in technology the agricultural techniques and tooling has improved and these are being deployed rationally by the Indian farmers to optimize production.

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    I agree to the fact that Indian economy is primarily based on agriculture and major share of the national GDP is coming from cultivation. lately, many measures have been observed to take Indian agriculture sector to next level with the help of development in agricultural techniques, hybrid varieties of crops, rain-water harvesting, water shed and many more. It is expected that in no time, India will see huge growth in this sector, which will not only benefit the farmers but will also raise national gross domestic product with the improvement in exports.

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    Yes, I am really happy and proud to see the growth of my nation in the agriculture sector. As India has started adopting many latest technologies to enhance its production in agriculture, I am sure that day is not far when India will top the list to produce maximum through this sector.

    One of the main reasons of growth in agricultural sector is use of hybrid variety crops, which has enhanced the growth of many different crops that was difficult earlier.

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    There is no doubt that the India is now growing on economical front. Today India is the seventh largest in area with 2nd largest in population and about 66% of the population earns from the agriculture sector. The India has reached a level where it is now has the fastest growing economy and is the 12th largest in terms of exchange rate. According to the report from Reserve Bank of India, though Indian economy is growing well in other sectors, but the agricultural sector is showing a sharp decline since 1991. What could be the possible reason behind this and what preventive measures should be taken to protect this asset of our country?

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    india relies much on agriculture but ironically when we compare the production output to the land used for cultivation, the ratio is far too less which is not so in case of developed countries. we should utilize more sophisticated machinery and agricultural techniques to increase the production to several folds which is not impossible job, just that its lazy government to help the farmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvv View Post
    India has the eleventh largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and is the fourth largest when it comes to measuring the PPP or the purchasing power parity. The nation of India had been primarily dependent on its endowment of natural resources in immense scale and thus primary sector had always acted to be a catalyst ion the growth process of the Indian economy. India, being heavily dependent on the agricultural sector has given maximum stress in developing the agriculture and the production of agricultural commodities like food grains and others.

    The Indian agriculture has experienced several twists and turns right form the British rule. During the British rule, the nation was forced and compelled to produce and export the agricultural products produced in the country to Britain at a very low price. The poor farmers were unnecessarily exploited and tortured for selling their products at low cost to the British. After the massacre that was caused for exploiting the indigo farmers, the country felt the necessity for being an independent one when it came to agricultural up gradation. After the achievement of independence in 1947, several plans were prepared for raising the productivity of the Indian agriculture and hence to attain self-sufficiency in the agricultural sector. The notion of self-sustained growth in a densely populated country like India could not be achieved by improving the secondary and the service sectors but to start with improving the primary sector.

    After the wars of 1962 and 1965 with China and Pakistan respectively, drought followed and the country began to suffer from disruption in a steady growth in food grain production. The government took necessary step and began to import PL-480 food grains from America, shelling off half of the foreign exchange deposits.

    The advent of the year of 1964 and 1965 saw the rise of a revolutionary change in the Indian agriculture, popularly known as the green revolution that was perhaps the key factor behind the recent developed phase of the agriculture in India. The green revolution had also contributed much in the development of the countries economy and hence stimulated the process of self-sustained growth for the Indian economy.

    This Agriculture Forum is dedicated to all agriculture related Issues, Agriculture News , information and Discussions related to agriculture problems.
    That is great information. I know that India is the leading country in agriculture and 80 percent of Indian people are involved in farming. The land of india is the best suitable for agriculture purpose and the remuneration the Indian farmers are getting is far cheap. The selling price of the farmers should be increased as to get the rich farming.

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    indian agriculture has changed a lot since time of independence where it was more of a labor work. but now it is the deployment of machinery and hi-tech instruments which aid in agriculture production enhancement. but the change when compared to the developed nations is of low standard because they use high end technology to increase the productivity several folds. if india succeeds in deploying such tactics, it would stand on the top of the world

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    Agriculture is the most important business of the indian farmers and generates huge revenue for the country and the government. there are many flaws in indian agriculture as Indian farmers are dying at a rapid speed but government is doing nothing in this direction. They are dying out of low technology machines and have to work for hours and hours in the field. though there are many latest technologies that are developed but they cannot bear the expenses. Government is also not providing them with such machines to lessen the burden. This is the reason why these farmers are dying.

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    agriculture is the only means through which the poor of india are surviving. if government plans to revive this sector with high grade technologies and by allotting farmers more subsidies, the poorer section can definitely be brought up. this would also give a boost to indian economy as agriculture is a good contributor to the indian economy

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