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MP farmers earn 32% more income in 2016-17 by diversifying farming

ICRIER study shows proportion of area under horticulture crops jumped from 2% to 6%

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

The cumulative income of all farmers in Madhya Pradesh has risen by 32% in 2016-17 from a year ago to Rs 53,745 crore, even as the Centre works on an ambitious target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022.  The rise is largely due to diversification of farm activities and adoption of better practices. Making a presentation made during the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog last week, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the gross state domestic product in agriculture rose by 168% in the last five years from Rs 82,960 crore in 2011-12 to Rs ...

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