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Groping the Shriving of Cultivable Land in India

International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Versha Mohindra | Author(s) Affiliation: Associate Professor of Economics, D. A. V. College, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
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Abstract

Agriculture in India is a combination of traditional and modern farming techniques. Although main occupation of Indian is agriculture, in spite of this, agriculture growth rate is very low, thats why the present study is mainly concerned with analyzing the temporal growth of agriculture production of food grains with the help of various statistical techniques. The study has considered period from 2000-01 to 2014-15. The present study is based upon secondary data. In the last many years, there is an upward and downward fluctuation in all the food grains crops under area under cultivation. Cultivable land in India continues to shrivel. The decline is mainly ascribed to distraction of cultivable land for non-agricultural purposes, including construction, industries, and other development activities. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed his concerns over shrinking of land resources because of the fragmentation of land. He further said that the Kisan Channel should act as an open university for farmers in terms of guidance and proper knowledge for better agricultural techniques. It is suggested that technological and institutional support for all the crops should be there. Along with diversification of agricultural activities, an imperative factor for enhancing agricultural production and productivity in India is to be considered. Further, better irrigation facilities, normal rainfall, and improved fertilizer consumption will help a lot to enlarge the total food-grains in the country.

Keywords: Agriculture and Non-Agricultural Purposes, Growth Rate, Food Grains, Productivity

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