The centrality of agriculture in India goes much beyond its immediate employment contribution. So, the growth process of agriculture should not be just more efficient, and inclusive of India’s small and marginal but also be sustainable — both financially and environmentally. In light of this, suggest the pathway for India’s agricultural growth. 10 Marks

Mentor’s comment- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/agriculture-sector-farm-income-modi-govt-farm-laws-farmers-protests-7228496/ In the intro, mention that agriculture engages 42 per cent of the country’s workforce. In the body, mention the need for a diversified approach to growth in agriculture. Next, mention the factors to focus on such as access to infrastructure, diversification of high-value agricultural products, increasing the efficiency of value chain and … Continue reading The centrality of agriculture in India goes much beyond its immediate employment contribution. So, the growth process of agriculture should not be just more efficient, and inclusive of India’s small and marginal but also be sustainable — both financially and environmentally. In light of this, suggest the pathway for India’s agricultural growth. 10 Marks