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There is still hope for agriculture

In Madhya Pradesh, agri is now 38% of its total output, versus 17% (and falling) average for India

Neelkanth Mishra 

Neelkanth Mishra The state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) saw a 30 per cent increase in agricultural output last year. While it came on the back of two weak years, since 2008 the annualised growth has been 20 per cent (a remarkable 10 per cent a year in real terms). Agriculture has now increased to 38 per cent of its total output, versus 17 per cent (and falling) for India on average.   The state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) did not see much of a slowdown in its agricultural output even during the drought years: Output growth of crop agriculture did decline, but 30 per cent growth in fisheries each year and a ...

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 22:44 IST
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