Slow growth in farm productivity remains a concern: Suresh Pal

The region has, above the very last 10 years, obtained substantial advancement in agriculture efficiency, but the advancement has been driven by non-crop sectors such as aquaculture, stated Suresh Pal, eminent agriculture economist and Director of ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Coverage Study (NIAP).

He was addressing the BusinessLine Agri Summit on farm efficiency below on Friday.

He stated advancement in agriculture efficiency has been three for each cent in the very last two yrs and 5 for each cent right before that. And this advancement has arrive from States which had been ordinarily weak in agriculture.

In Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, the advancement in crop, livestock and fisheries has been six for each cent, considerably above the national advancement, and not found in the Inexperienced Revolution-backed States such as Punjab and Haryana.

On the other hand, Pal also expressed issue above the sluggish advancement in agriculture efficiency in Uttar Pradesh, which has superior irrigation services and fertile land.

Research have proven there has been a convergence of economic advancement and agricultural efficiency.

The seed utilization has also found a substantial hike, supported by hybrid seed technologies. Labour efficiency using on superior technologies has also contributed to the advancement quantities, he added.