PET PROJECTS
SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
Agriculture
3 Good Things
  • Launched important campaign for making land fertile
  • Promising projects of irrigation and more yield from a single drop of water
  • Drafting of policies which bring total changes in agricultural sector
3 Bad Things
  • Failure to curb incidents of suicides by farmers
  • No improvement in crop insurance protection.
  • Ignored increasing the states' agricultural growth rate

Future Planning
1. Implement policy changes in disaster relief and yield maximisation

2. Remedial measures to prevent farmer suicides

3. Focus on increasing agricultural growth rate of all states

4. Evolve a mechanism to provide reasonable prices for agricultural produces based on cost of production
PERFORMANCE METER
 
Ratings
 Poor
 Average
 Good
 Best
29%
 Poor
6%
 Average
41%
 Good
24%
 Best
Expert Comment
Dr Subhash Puri
former vice-chancellor, Central Agricultural Unive
Along with declaration of policies and schemes, the Union government should also accord priority for their proper implementation. There should be efforts for increasing agricultural growth rate of all states while keeping agriculture at the focal point. Presently with the view to control price hike, the government ignores recommendations of the state governments and gives only a nominal hike in minimum support prices. This policy is detrimental to the agricultural sector in the country.