“Since the 1980s, Indian agriculture has undergone a shift in production, as farmers have planted less area to food grains and more to high-value crops.
This shift coincides with strong economic growth, which has boosted incomes and, in turn, expanded consumer demand for higher valued foods, such as vegetables, fruits, milk, and some meat products. Yet, India’s agricultural policies continue to follow a Green Revolution strategy developed to achieve grain self-sufficiency in the 1960s”
India’s Agricultural Growth Propellers An analysis by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), April 04, 2016
Number of farmers and farm labourers engaged in agriculture in India. It is the country’s biggest private enterprise.
of India’s agricultural commodities comply with legal upper limits for pesticide residues, making Indian food products among the worlds safest.
India’s net export earnings from agricultural trade – (2012-2014). (In the same period, India earned $10 billion surplus from manufacturing and $48 billion from services) - International Trade Statistics 2015, WTO
are essential requirements for agriculture. India has everyone of these essentials in abundance.
rank in merchandize exports
in agricultural exports.
India has the largest irrigated land area in the world
Center for Environment and Agriculture (CENTEGRO), is a not for profit organization registered in Mumbai, whose objectives, among others, include activities “to undertake and promote scientific knowledge in various ways, to facilitate extension of knowledge in the field of biological sciences relating to agriculture, to carry out tests, studies concerning agrochemicals, to utilize scientific knowledge to create public awareness about agrochemicals and environment through lectures, articles and any other mode of communication”.