Agricultural policies and legislations – Looking back at the Farm bills

Seal, Swarnali (2021) Agricultural policies and legislations – Looking back at the Farm bills. Project Report. Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru.

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After the formulation of the First Five-Year Plan in 1952, the production of food grains was approximately 50 million tonnes while the population of the nation were close to 360 million. In 2007–08, the food grain production in the country surpassed 230.8 million tonnes while the population escalated to 1,138 million. Given the diverse problems ailing the agrarian sector, no substantive efforts were taken in agricultural engineering research and education till 1947. Post-independence, the focus was on attaining self-sufficiency in the production of staples, such as rice and wheat. Despite the thriving yesteryears in farmers’ economic status, policy paralysis, uninformed insights, and ignorant decision-making may have led to a breakdown in their situation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Authors: Seal, Swarnali
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural policies, Legislation
Subjects: Social sciences
Divisions: Knowledge Resource Centre
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