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Slow growth in farm productivity remains a concern: Suresh Pal

The region has, over the very last ten years, obtained important advancement in agriculture productivity, but the advancement has been driven by non-crop sectors this kind of as aquaculture, stated Suresh Pal, eminent agriculture economist and Director of ICAR-Nationwide Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Analysis (NIAP).

He was addressing the BusinessLine Agri Summit on farm productivity right here on Friday.

He stated advancement in agriculture productivity has been 3 for every cent in the very last two yrs and five for every cent prior to that. And this advancement has occur from States which ended up ordinarily weak in agriculture.

In Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, the advancement in crop, livestock and fisheries has been six for every cent, considerably higher than the national advancement, and not viewed in the Environmentally friendly Revolution-backed States this kind of as Punjab and Haryana.

Even so, Pal also expressed concern over the sluggish advancement in agriculture productivity in Uttar Pradesh, which has excellent irrigation services and fertile land.

Research have proven there has been a convergence of financial advancement and agricultural productivity.

The seed utilization has also viewed a important hike, supported by hybrid seed technological innovation. Labour productivity using on superior technological innovation has also contributed to the advancement numbers, he extra.