Conference On Agribiotechnology

Conference On Agribiotechnology

 

About The Event

 

Indian agriculture sector has immense potential to grow, to meet the demand of increase in productivity to meeting the food needs of the growing population. The sector involves five different categories (i) fresh fruits and vegetables (ii) floriculture (iii) Processed fruits and vegetables (iv) Animal products and (V) Cereals.

Though the Indian economy is doing well, the contribution by agriculture has to be increased to sustain the growth in future. India has 184 million hectares of cultivable land falling in climatic zone suitable for agriculture. The productivity needs to be increased to meeting the challenging requirement of increased productivity at the domestic front and as well as in international markets. With the growing size of population, there is a need to bring in a second wave of green revolution has become vital to meet the growing need for more nutritious fruits and vegetables to have food and nutrition security to the people of the country.

Keynote Address:
MS Swaminathan
, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Chairman M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation.

Background:

Indian Agriculture; Need For Adopting New Technologies:

 Indian agriculture sector has shown tremendous growth since independence as it has been the primary source of income for majority of the people of the country and contributed significantly to the economy. Launch of green revolution during 1965’s has brought significant growth in the sector. Growth rate of 3.8% growth rate during the year 2010-11.

Indian agriculture sector has immense potential to grow, to meet the demand of increase in productivity to meeting the food needs of the growing population. The sector involves five different categories (i) fresh fruits and vegetables (ii) floriculture (iii) Processed fruits and vegetables (iv) Animal products and (V) Cereals.

Significant incentives have being announced for agriculture sector during union budget 2011-12. The government is also looking at promoting Agri sector and growth of 4.2 percent is expected in the agriculture sector during the 12th five year plan contributing significantly to the targeted 9.5 % average economic growth. Several new initiatives are also been started by the governments at state level boost agrisector in their regions. India been shown a tremendous growth since independence in terms of production reaching to 235 Million tons during 2010-11. India stands among the leading exporter of the world. APEDA has projected the Indian exports collectively from all sectors has reached USD 858.90 million during April 2011.

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