• AGRICULTURE IN ANDHRA PRADESH: CRISIS IN SMALL FARM HOUSE HOLDS


    Prof. C. Narasimha Rao


    Designation : UGC Professor Emeritus, Former Head, Dept. of Rural Development, Dean of Social Sciences , Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur Dt. Andhra Pradesh


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma




    Abstract :
    Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities (census 2011) and it contributes 17% to the country’s Gross Value Added (current price 2015-16, 2011-12 series). Given the importance of agriculture sector, Government of India took several steps for its sustainable development. Steps have been taken to improve soil fertility on a sustainable basis through the soil health card scheme, to provide improved access to irrigation and enhanced water efficiency through Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), to support organic farming through Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and to support for creation of a unified national agriculture market to boost the income of farmers. Further, to mitigate risk in agriculture sector a new scheme “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been launched for implementation from Kharif 2016.2


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    Reference :
    1.http://dcmsme.gov.in/dips/stae_wise_profile_16-17 2.http://emwikipedia.org/wiki/Andhra Pradesh 3.https/nationalinterest.intracing-andhrapradesh/agriculture/growth 4.Raithu Kosam: Primary Sector Development: Status, Strategy, Action Plan. 1st July 2015.Planning Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh 5.Economic Survey of Andhra Pradesh 12016-17, Government of Andhra Pradesh 6.Ashokan SR and Singh. GuruDev (2001) Small farmers/ An Endangered Spices Political Economy Journal of India. Vol 10, No. 1&2, Jan-June Page No. 12-18

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