The total contribution of agriculture and its allied sector has increased 26.8% – from Rs 16,09,198 crore during 2013-14 to Rs 20,40,079 crore during 2020-21 – in terms of value, said Narendra Singh Tomar, minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare while responding to a question in Lok Sabha on the role of research in development of agriculture use sector.
The total agricultural exports have also shown continuous rise and the total value of the export of agricultural and allied commodities during the period 2013-14 and 2020-21 was Rs 2,62,778.52 crore and Rs 3,10,338.47 crore respectively showing an increase of 18.1 percent.
Management of Crop Residue (CRM)’ has been implemented from 2018-19 in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi. Under this scheme, the number of machines delivered to the individual farmers and custom hiring centres during the last 3 years is 158135.
The government has set up 725 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the country to provide information to the farmers regarding new technologies in the agriculture sector.
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