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Agriculture in India



Agriculture is the basis of the Indian Economy. Agriculture along with several other related sectors contributes nearly 25 per cent of Gross Domestic Production (GDP), whereas about 65-70 per cent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The yearly agricultural output depends on monsoon, as nearly 60 per cent of area sown is dependent on rainfall.
The State Governments submit Work Plan proposal under Macro Management Scheme for increasing production and productivity of various crops in the country. The individual crop-wise schemes are ICDP-Wheat, ICDP-Rice, ICDP-Coarse Cereals, Subacs and SJDP have been subsumed under Macro Management Mode since October 2001 to give more flexibility to the State Governments.
 
 
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Agriculture Production in India
Following details provides output of Cereals and Major foodgrains as published by
Department of Food and Public Distribution. ( Figures in Tonnes )
Year Cereals Rice Wheat Coarsegrains Pulses
 
Agriculture Productivity in India
Following details provides the harvest per Acre of Farmland in 2007. ( Figures in Tonnes )
Commodity Output per Acre
 
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