The role of agriculture in India’s Socio- economic Development
Dr. Geetha Lakshmi
Agricultural Development, Economic Development, COVID-19, Surplus and Industrialization.
On the eve of independence, agricultural sector was the major sector in the Indian economy. It has contributed to the Gross Domestic Production and employment to the labour forces,especially rural communityin India. Now also, agriculture is the primary source of income for majority of the population. India stands second in world foragriculturalproduce. As in 2018, more than 50% of the Indian work force were engaged in agriculture and contributed 17–18% to the Country's GDPand provided employment to around 58% of the population (GOI, 2022).Agriculture alsoplays an important role in industrial development. It provides raw materials to the production of different commodities.So the improvement of agricultural production fuels the development ofindustrialization and urbanization of the country. The increased agricultural output and productivity tend to contribute substantially to an overall economic development of the country.This paper discusses the role of agriculture in India’s Socio- economic Development and to analyse the various programmes implemented by the Government to improve the agricultural production in India, by using secondary data.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2

Page(s): 1151 - 1155
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