Slow growth in farm productivity remains a concern: Suresh Pal

The region has, about the previous 10 years, obtained important progress in agriculture productiveness, but the progress has been pushed by non-crop sectors this sort of as aquaculture, claimed Suresh Pal, eminent agriculture economist and Director of ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Plan Investigate (NIAP).

He was addressing the BusinessLine Agri Summit on farm productiveness here on Friday.

He claimed progress in agriculture productiveness has been 3 for every cent in the previous two decades and five for every cent before that. And this progress has occur from States which were being ordinarily weak in agriculture.

In Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, the progress in crop, livestock and fisheries has been 6 for every cent, significantly higher than the countrywide progress, and not noticed in the Green Revolution-backed States this sort of as Punjab and Haryana.

Nevertheless, Pal also expressed issue about the slow progress in agriculture productiveness in Uttar Pradesh, which has excellent irrigation facilities and fertile land.

Reports have revealed there has been a convergence of financial progress and agricultural productiveness.

The seed utilization has also noticed a important hike, supported by hybrid seed engineering. Labour productiveness driving on improved engineering has also contributed to the progress figures, he extra.

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