India will now go on to the extent of supporting the early implementation of the previous commitments made in the G20 agriculture ministers meeting, one of the top Govt officials stated last week. While addressing at G-20, the Agriculture Ministers Meet-Up in Berlin, Radha Mohan Singh – the Agriculture Minister stated that India will be continuing to extend support for the early implementation of the previous commitments that were made in the prior editions, especially on the Research and Development, Knowledge Transfer and Collaboration, action for combating the food loss and waste and the information as well as communication technologies.
As per an official announcement, Mr. Singh went on to say that the role of the G20 economies for achieving the sustainable global food security does take on major importance and there is an increasing consensus that the difficulties in maintaining food as well as nutritional security require some innovative solutions via some collaborative as well as coordinate practices among the member and also non-member countries.
Mr. Singh added that the nation also does support the proposal of powering up the agricultural market information system, highlights the criticality of assessment of stocks and also offers sharing of the best practices with this regard.
The Government has taken the Indian Agriculture very seriously. There have been a lot of measures taken by the government to help this sector. The Indian Prime Minister has gone out to set the target of pretty much doubling the income of the farmers by the year 2022. In order to meet this goal, he has gone on to list seven strategies, which include the judicious utilization of the nutrients that is based on the soil test and also the soil health, rising the Water-Usage Efficiency through the creation of national farming market for enabling its economic returns for these poor farmers.
India’s yield for some of the major crops is less than the BRICS counterparts. The average yield of these pulses as well as cereals for 1 hectare in this country was around 2690 Kg when compared to the 5680 Kg in the year 2012 in China. The yields of some crops are very less when compared to some of the countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In addition to that, there are some big regional variations in this country. There is a need for harnessing this yield potential of many crops for filling up the gap between attainable yield on farmer’s field and also the research farm.
India is actually an agrarian country that has around 145 million of farmers in numbers. Around 85 percent of them are marginal farmers. The actual income of this marginal farmer is around 40% of the per-capita income of its urban counterparts with an increasingly widening gap. The country has shown some incredible trends in the Agro- Sector in the past 3 decades.