Summary, Concluding Observations and Policy Implications

  • Vijay Paul Sharma


Although agriculture contributes about 13–14% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), its importance in the country’s socio-economic development goes well beyond this indicator as nearly half of the workforce (48.9%) is employed in agriculture. About 69% of the people live in rural areas, a large number of whom are poor and mainly depend on agriculture and allied sectors for their livelihoods.


Gross Domestic Product Import Tariff Annual Compound Growth Rate Agricultural Extension Service Groundnut Production 
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  1. GoI (2012), “State of Indian Agriculture 2011–12”, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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