(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Role of Agriculture and Allied Sector [APRIL-2018]

(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Role of Agriculture and Allied Sector


Role of Agriculture and Allied Sector

Agriculture & Allied Sector play a vital role in Indian Economy. The real gross value added (RGVA) at constant prices by primary sector (including agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining & quarrying) which was to the tune of Rs. 150191 in 1950-51, went up to Rs. 2026660 in 2016-17 registering ACGR of 4.2 per cent. The important of agriculture and allied sector is brought out by the fact that as per census 2011, of the 313 million main workers in the economy in the country, 166 million (56.6%) were engaged in these activities. Presently, India is not only self-sufficient in food grains but also exports agricultural commodities. Its export of agriculture & allied products (such as rice, pulses, fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, tobacco, spices, sugar & molasses, cashew, raw cotton, fish, meat and processed food etc.) which were worth Rs. 284 crores in 1960-61, up surged to Rs. 226775 crores in 2016-17 reflecting a high ACGR of 12.67 per cent. India is among the 15 leading exporters of agriculture products in the world. In this arduous journey of the progress of Indian agriculture & allied sector, we braced multi-pronged strategies and technologies such as green revolution, white revolution, blue revolution, yellow revolution, silver revolution, golden revolution red revolution, round revolution and now poised for rainbow revolution and ultimately to evergreen revolution.

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