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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
    India asks Russia to cut duty on packet tea

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    The commerce ministry has asked Russia to reduce the import duty on packet tea from 12.5% at present so as to boost exports of value added teas from India.


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  • Agriculture
    Indian Agriculture Sector: What Is Wrong And How It Can Be Made Better

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    Lal Bahadur Shastri once famously proclaimed, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”. Today, even as we hold our jawan, the soldier, in high esteem, the condition of the farmer in India is deplorable. Agriculture may today contribute to only 15.5% of GDP (as of 2017) compared to 41.8% it did in 1960, but it is the...


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  • 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
  • Agriculture
    India asks Russia to cut duty on packet tea

    img

    The commerce ministry has asked Russia to reduce the import duty on packet tea from 12.5% at present so as to boost exports of value added teas from India.


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Indian Agriculture Sector: What Is Wrong And How It Can Be Made Better

    img

    Lal Bahadur Shastri once famously proclaimed, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”. Today, even as we hold our jawan, the soldier, in high esteem, the condition of the farmer in India is deplorable. Agriculture may today contribute to only 15.5% of GDP (as of 2017) compared to 41.8% it did in 1960, but it is the...


    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