As I reflect on the year gone by, I am only reminded of the oft quoted phrase “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. The resilience of our farmers in the wake of the unprecedented Covid pandemic was indeed remarkable. Thanks to their untiring effort, India is headed to a record food grain […]
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures” – Benet Wilson The measures initiated by Government of India in the Farm Sector to overcome challenges posed by COVID pandemic are deeply appreciated. In addition, transformational reforms like deregulation of important commodities, enabling farmers to sell at place of choice and contract farming will enable Indian Agriculture to […]
Agriculture is the core pillar in Indian economy that not only ensures food and nutritional security for the country, but the state of our farmers and farming sets the tone for rural demand and socio-economic development of nation at large. CropLife India welcomes and is committed to support Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of […]
It is a proud moment for Indian Agriculture that country is likely to have all me high production of food grains estimated at 284 million tons in 2018-19. Similarly the country is also moving toward record production of horticulture crops estimated at 304 million tons. Since Indian agriculture is still heavily dependent on weather and […]
Indian agriculture sector remains the backbone of the nation’s economy accounting for about 15% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As Indian agriculture is highly monsoon dependent, out of the 142 million hectares of net sown area, only 45% or 64 million hectares have access to irrigation facilities. Apart from high dependency on monsoon […]
After a challenging 2012-13, Agriculture Sector registered a growth of 4.7% in 2013-14 when compared to 1.4% growth in 2012-13. Agricultural exports also registered an increase of 5.1% in 2013-14 contributing to 12% of the total exports of the country. The food grains production was at 265 million tonnes but will fall short of the […]
Indian Agriculture Growth and Crop Protection Industry The importance of pesticides for agriculture is enormous because they are considered as one of the major tools to protect crops and increase the yield.
Chemical crop protection products, commonly referred to as pesticides or agrochemical products, play a vital role in controlling the pests and diseases that infect, consume or damage crops thereby significantly reducing the quantity and quality of food production, while the
Pesticides help farmers produce more with less land. With the introduction of pesticides, farmers have been able to produce bigger crops on less land, Increasing crop productivity by between 20 and 50 percent.