Important Facts About Agriculture

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Important Facts About Agriculture

  • India stands 97th (2016) and 100th (2017) position in Global hunger index ( Reported: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

 

  • The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has estimated the GDP growth to be 6.5% in 2017=18 as compared to 7% in 2016-17.

 

  • Gross Value Added (GVA): The GVA (at constant prices) is estimated at 6.1% in 2017-18 as compared to 6.6% in 2016-17.

  •  Growth rates of agriculture and allied sectors have been fluctuating: 1.5% in 2012-13, 5.6% in 2013-14, -0.2% in 2014-15, 0.7% in 2015-16, and 4.9% in 2016-17.

Important Facts About Agriculture

  • Total production of milk : 155.5 mt (2015-16) and 165.4 mt (2016-17)  Per capita availibity of milk :337 gms/day (2015-16) and 355 gms/day (2016-17

  • Total fish production in 11.41 mt (2016-17)
  •  India stands 2nd in total fish production
  •  Average annual growth rate of fish and fish products  recorded at 7.5%,
  •  Total meat production in 2016-17 is 4.67 million tons (2016-17)  Uttar Pradesh is top meat producing state in India

Important Facts About Agriculture

  •  Poverty of India: 21.9% (2012 survey data)
  •  Agriculture accounts for about 12.26 % of the total export (2016-17)

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