Friday, October 14, 2011

Vision-2025 of IARI

Agriculture in India is the means of livelihood of almost two thirds of the workforce in the
country. It employs nearly 62% of the country’s total population and occupies 42% of its total
geographical area. From a nation dependent on food imports to feed its population, India today is
not only self-sufficient in grain production, but also has a substantial reserve. The progress made by
agriculture in the last four decades has been one of the biggest success stories of free India. Agriculture
and allied activities constitute one of the main contributors to the Gross Domestic Product of the
nation. The increase in agricultural production has been brought about by bringing additional area
under cultivation, extension of irrigation facilities, the use of seed of improved high yielding varieties,
better production technologies evolved through agricultural research, water management, and plant
protection through judicious use of fertilizers, pesticides and cropping practices.

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