Importance of Agriculture in Indian Economy: In the Corona era, farmers worked with full vigor, which resulted in the emergence of Indian economy and increased the importance of villages.
Importance of Agriculture in Indian Economy: The importance of agriculture during the Corona epidemic crisis and the activities of the farmers who feed the countrymen by growing food grains were felt very strongly. Therefore, during the complete ban last year, the Modi government exempted agriculture and all related activities from the ban. As a result, the supply of all food and beverages including cereals, fruits, vegetables and milk was stable in the country. Vijay Sardana, an expert in agro-economics, says that the growth of agriculture and allied sectors has strengthened the rural economy and has given support to the country’s economy. For example, the auto sector benefited from increased demand for agricultural machinery and equipment, as well as motorcycles and other vehicles, as money fell into the hands of farmers in rural areas. Read more – American peasant groups support agitating Indian peasants, target government
In a real sense, the Corona period has brought catastrophic opportunities for agriculture and people involved in agriculture in India. Despite record production of many food grains and oilseeds including rice, wheat and gram in the country, farmers are getting remunerative value for their produce. This is probably the first time that farmers have got good prices for their crops even after increasing production. Read more – These foreign universities will double the income of Indian farmers, costing billions
Pakhraj Chopra, an agri-market expert in Bikaner, Rajasthan, told IANS, “When the corona relocation started in the country last year, prices of all agricultural commodities fell sharply, raising concerns, but later in production. With the increase, prices of all crops have risen. “There are some crops that have the highest prices. Mustard and gram are in full swing and farmers are getting higher prices from MSP.” Read more: Will Amitabh Bachchan pay so many crores to pay debts of 650 farmers in Uttar Pradesh?
Chopra said the current trend suggests that Indian farmers, who were self-sufficient in food grains a year ago, will also become self-sufficient in the future.
Cash crops like soybean, cotton and mustard are ready to buy grains, pulses and oilseeds below the MSP as compared to the Minimum Support Price (MSP) fixed by the central government and government agencies.
Agriculture experts point out that the whole exercise is the result of the continuous efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power at the Center in 2014. In addition to emphasizing the use of digitization to bring the full benefits of various central schemes to its rightful owners, the Modi government has also launched a number of ambitious schemes for farmers. For example, Prime Minister’s Krishna Honors Fund, Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme, etc.
A senior official of the Union Ministry of Agriculture said that the sole purpose of the projects launched for the agriculture and allied sectors in the last six years is to develop agriculture and agriculture as a lucrative profession.
Experts say that when agricultural production in the country is increasing and production is higher than domestic consumption, a competitive market is needed to sell surplus produce in the world market. Agricultural scientists have created the need to create a competitive market as well as improve the quality of food items.
Central government officials say the Corona-era agricultural law is an important step in this direction, as only quality food items can be exported.
According to the second advance production estimate of 2020-21 crop, the country has a record 303.3 million tonnes of food grains, while according to the first leading production estimate of this year, the total production of horticultural crops is 32.65 million tonnes.
In an exclusive interview with IANS recently, Professor Ramesh Chand, a member of NITI IY, said that with the increase in agricultural production in the country, 20 to 25 per cent of the total production should be exported in the coming days. .
Economist Vijay Sardana said that during the Corona period, people began to prefer healthier foods, which led to increased demand for protein-rich products, which benefited farmers.
Corona outbreaks have resumed in the country, but the prevalence of corona infection in rural areas was lower last year than in cities, and this year too.
Experts say that last year, when a large number of migrant workers migrated from the industrial cities, employment was taken up for them in the villages because the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Prime Minister’s Rural Housing Scheme were running projects in all rural areas.