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Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Published 20-Jan-2015 07:42 IST
India is primarily an agrarian country with 60 per cent of its population being dependent directly or indirectly on agriculture. The Indian agriculture sector has made considerable progress in the last few decades with its large resources of land, water and sunshine. India produces all major crops to meet the requirement of food, fodder, fibre, fuel and inputs for its agricultural industry.
Published 09-Oct-2014 20:34 IST
After independence in 1947, there has been progress in all fields of agricultural activities. More land has been brought under irrigation, use of fertilizers and pesticides has increased and high-yielding varieties have been introduced in many parts of India. The main features are as under:
Published 09-Oct-2014 20:27 IST | Updated 20:30 IST

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