An overview on ‘Agricultural Development in developing India’
Authors: Prof. Milan S. Shah
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India being an agricultural country the Improvements in agricultural productivity creates social and economic ripple effects. With increased incomes, small farmers can better feed their families, send their children to school, provide for their health, and invest in their farms to enhance the productivity. This makes their communities economically stronger and more stable. Over the past hudnreds of years, nearly every part of the developed world has seen an agricultural transformation. As mehtods of farming improved, so did incomes, health, and economies. During the Green Revolution, which took place from the 1960s to the 1980s, improvements in staple crops like maize, wheat, and rice helped double the amount of food produced, survived hundreds of millions of lives, and drove broader development throughout much of Asia and Latin America. There were also some serious unintended consequences—particularly regarding the environmental problems, which we need to take into account. But the efforts demonstrated that large-scale progress against hunger and poverty is possible. In the last several years, the global community has begun to refocus its attention on agriculture sector. Day to day rising in prices of food and feeding growing population are prompting major private organizations and government organization to understand the importance and urgency of this sector.