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Agriculture sector to be the main focus in 12th Planning Commission

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COIMBATORE: Dr. K Kasthurirangan, member of Planning Commission, recently issued a statement declaring that the agenda of upcoming 12th Planning Commission would be mainly on managing a consistent growth pattern in the sector of agriculture.

The commission has already started drafting few policies in order to accomplish the same. The statement was issued by Dr. Kasthurirangan as a part of his speech at a recent press conference attended by him at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). "Having available lands, the country needs to double the agricultural productivity using the modern technology so that the country achieves food security," said, Dr. K. Kasthurirangan from Planning Commission.

As per the information, the registered agriculture gross domestic product (GDP) for 10th five year plan was a mere three percent, while in 11th five year plan, it rose just by 0.5 percent. In addition, the present existing average production level in India is a mere two metric tons per hectare in comparison to four metric tons per hectare observed across the globe.


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