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Is Transforming Indian Agriculture Very Imperative?

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<p><span data-contrast="auto">Agriculture is the key driver of growth therefore; sustainable agriculture needs a collaborative approach-:</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">It is indispensable to scale up the production of agriculture. As per the UN's Report by 2050, the world will have 10 billion people with India accounting for 1.73 billion while the population is increasing, arable land is decreasing and farmers are grappling with limited natural resources and climate change.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">To ensure safe, affordable &amp; enough food and overcome farmer's challenges around low productivity &amp; income, it is critical to transforming agriculture. There is a need to enable farmers to earn sustainable farm incomes and be globally comparative, creating a transforming agriculture policy, a road map requires a collaborative approach between the Govt, Industry, Farmers &amp; Society.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">Crop focused on</span> <span data-contrast="auto">R</span><span data-contrast="auto">ice, </span><span data-contrast="auto">W</span><span data-contrast="auto">heat,</span><span data-contrast="auto"> M</span><span data-contrast="auto">aize, </span><span data-contrast="auto">H</span><span data-contrast="auto">orticulture, </span><span data-contrast="auto">A</span><span data-contrast="auto">nimal </span><span data-contrast="auto">H</span><span data-contrast="auto">usbandry &amp; </span><span data-contrast="auto">Fi</span><span data-contrast="auto">sheries with end-to-end visibility of crop competitiveness both in the country &amp; globally.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">The key points for attention are: (1) Small &amp; Marginal Farmers (2) The Landless Laborers</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> &nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="auto">(3) Tortuous Laws (4) Liberal Mindset (5) Divisive Environments (6) Lack of Quality Infrastructure &amp; (7) Unskilled Human Resources.</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">The farming community is confronted with a knowledge deficit &amp; infrastructure deficit, especially in rural areas. Problems relate to irregular infrastructure, Market &amp; Transport infrastructure, and their significant cost to farmers' operations</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto">Lack of delivery mechanism. There are numerous schemes &amp; plans for the development of agriculture but a lack of a delivery mechanism to translate into effective facilitation in terms of increasing productivity or decreasing cost or increasing price stabilization at ground level.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
KR Expert - Chander Mohan Kohli