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Failed policies, low yield led to sluggish growth in agri sector

DNMUM437886 | 6/18/2019 | Author : Sudhir Suryawanshi | WC :393 | Business & Economy

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A drop of 50% in the net arable land led to an abysmally low 0.4% agricultural growth in the state. The state economic survey report revealed that state agriculture growth has consecutively declined over four years. In the production of food grains, cereals, pulses and oilseeds, the state ranks fifth after Andra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Madya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Andra Pradesh has achieved the number one rank in the country.
Speaking to DNA, farmer leader and agricultural expert Vijay Jawandia said that while farmers are not getting a fair price for their produce, flip flop export and import policies have led to a decline in agricultural growth. He said that this year, the government had imported 27,000 bales cotton ag
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