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  • Agriculture
    Despite Erratic Monsoon, Record Crop Output Expected

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    As the Kharif season sowing starts to pick up across the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare estimates this season’s food grain production to be the highest so far for any Kharif season (July-October).


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  • Agriculture
    Govt. working on Stable Agriculture Policy to transform India’s agriculture economy

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    Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Subhash C Garg underlined the need for policy measures for corporatization of rural economy saying that the government is trying to resolve certain issues associated with it and as soon as these are addressed, corporatization of rural e...


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  • Agriculture
    Farm to fork: case for agri-tech

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    India is predominantly an agrarian economy. After 72 years of Independence and 27 years of becoming a free economy, approximately 58% of the population is dependent on agriculture as a primary source of income and employment. At the same time, agriculture contributes only 17% to our overall GDP. Bey...


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  • Agriculture
    Why Indigenous Farming Knowledge needs to be revived

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    One of the most significant weaknesses of India’s research effort has been that the traditional wisdom of India’s farmers did not get adequate attention and instead our farm research became over-dependent on the technology and crop varieties from abroad. This has proved very harmful for our agricult...


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  • Agriculture
    Despite Erratic Monsoon, Record Crop Output Expected

    img

    As the Kharif season sowing starts to pick up across the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare estimates this season’s food grain production to be the highest so far for any Kharif season (July-October).


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Govt. working on Stable Agriculture Policy to transform India’s agriculture economy

    img

    Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Subhash C Garg underlined the need for policy measures for corporatization of rural economy saying that the government is trying to resolve certain issues associated with it and as soon as these are addressed, corporatization of rural e...


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Farm to fork: case for agri-tech

    img

    India is predominantly an agrarian economy. After 72 years of Independence and 27 years of becoming a free economy, approximately 58% of the population is dependent on agriculture as a primary source of income and employment. At the same time, agriculture contributes only 17% to our overall GDP. Bey...


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Why Indigenous Farming Knowledge needs to be revived

    img

    One of the most significant weaknesses of India’s research effort has been that the traditional wisdom of India’s farmers did not get adequate attention and instead our farm research became over-dependent on the technology and crop varieties from abroad. This has proved very harmful for our agricult...


    Read more

Expert Speak

Export of Agriculture Produce and Organic Farming in India

Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research, working closely with the government in India and policymakers in the European Commission and its member states, United States, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and in East Asian countries. She has conducted studies for international organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADBI, ASEAN Secretariat, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO, UK), United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), Italian Trade Commission, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO). This interview primarily focuses on promotion of organic farming and export of food products in India. She has emphasized on food safety issues and suggested some measures for the same.

Arpita Mukherjee