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India's public spend on agriculture research not far behind China's

Of late in China, private investment in farm research is on the rise. It is rising rapidly as compared to the public funding in China

Agriculture, farming

India's public spending on agriculture research and development is not far behind neighbouring China, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand said on Tuesday.  He, however, expressed concerns that the private sector was investing in other places than in India's agriculture research and development (R&D) and this needed to be changed.  Chand said the food demand was set to rise with increase in population and the technology innovation would be a key driver to achieve the desired production.  He was participating in a panel discussion on the report 'Fixing ...