Summary, Concluding Observations, and Policy Implications

  • Vijay Paul Sharma
  • Harsh Wardhan


Agriculture constitutes only about 12% of India’s GDP, even though it is the largest employer and majority of the rural population depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Improving the performance of agriculture is, therefore, crucial for achieving food security, rural development, and poverty reduction. The contribution of the agricultural sector to national gross domestic product (GDP) has witnessed a secular decline with the consequent increase in shares of other sectors, particularly services.


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© Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA)Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)AhmedabadIndia

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