Economic Survey 2022 : Agriculture and Food Management – UPSC GS3

Agriculture and Food Management: 
  • The Agriculture sector experienced buoyant growth in the past two years, accounting for a sizable 18.8% (2021-22) in Gross Value Added (GVA) of the country registering a growth of 3.6% in 2020-21 and 3.9% in 2021-22.

  • Minimum Support Price (MSP) policy is being used to promote crop diversification.
  • Net receipts from crop production have increased by 22.6% in the latest Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) compared to the SAS Report of 2014.
  • Allied sectors including animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries are steadily emerging to be high growth sectors and major drivers of overall growth in the agriculture sector.
  • The Livestock sector has grown at a CAGR of 8.15% over the last five years ending 2019-20.
  • Government facilitates food processing through various measures of infrastructure development, subsidised transportation and support for formalisation of micro food enterprises.
  • India runs one of the largest food management programmes in the world.
  • Government has further extended the coverage of the food security network through schemes like PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY).

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