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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
13-December-2011 17:36 IST
Sustainable Agriculture Growth
Focus of Planned Development
Sustainability of agriculture sector has been a major focus of India’s planned development effort. Emphasis of National Policy for Farmers, 2007 is on making farming activity more viable and improving economic condition of farmers on sustainable basis. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture seeks to transform Indian agriculture into a climate resilient production system through suitable adaptation and mitigation measures. Eleventh Five Year Plan identified specific factors that would determine efficient, sustainable and inclusive growth in agriculture. These comprise, inter-alia, increase in public investment, research and extension, effective use of improved technology, efficient & sustainable use of soil, water and natural resource base, balanced fertilizer use, location specific farming systems with proper mix of crops & livestock, watershed development, afforestation, etc. Also, it calls for action on environmental front to counter adverse impact of climate change due to global warming. Accordingly, relevant ministries are addressing various issues and investing in appropriate programmes/schemes

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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