|The prime responsibility for increasing agriculture production and productivity rests with the States. The role of the Centre is to compliment and supplement their efforts in a catalytic way. The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection undertakes marketing, research, surveys and in-depth studies of marketing system for various agricultural commodities in the country as well as suggests remedial measures. The Department of Agricultural Research and Education is responsible for coordinating research and educational activities in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.
The Macro Management of Agriculture Scheme is being implemented in all States and Union Territories since 2000-01. Under this scheme, the states have been given flexibility to develop and pursue activities on the basis of their regional priorities.