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Indian Agriculture towards 2030 | UPSC
NITI Aayog and FAO Launch Book Titled Indian Agriculture towards 2030
WHY IN NEWS:
Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Release Book, Congratulate NITI Aayog, FAO & MoA&FW
INDIAN AGRICULTURE TOWARDS 2030
- The Book Discusses Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems.
- Published by Springer, Indian Agriculture towards 2030 captures the outcomes of the deliberative process of a national dialogue by NITI Aayog and the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare; and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and facilitated by FAO since 2019.
- The areas that need special attention were identified through a collaborative process between NITI Aayog, MoA&FW, and FAO under the overall guidance of a steering committee comprising agricultural experts.
Indian Agriculture towards 2030 covers the following themes:
- Transforming Indian Agriculture
- Structural Reforms and Governance
- Dietary Diversity, Nutrition and Food Safety
- Science, Technology and Innovation
- Symbiosis of Water and Agricultural Transformation in India
- Pests, Pandemics, Preparedness and Biosecurity
- Transformative Agroecology-Based Alternatives for a Sustainable and Biodiverse Future
- Ensuring that the welfare and advancement of farmers and food system actors meets expectations
- Capacity and capability strengthening
- Shifting to better adapted species and practices
- Shifting to more resilient forms of agriculture that still meet productivity thresholds
- Managing agricultural landscapes for more than food production.
- Legislation and Regulations in Agriculture Marketing
- Reforming the Input Subsidy Regime
- Financial Inclusion and Outreach
- The relevance of the book and the national dialogue process, which highlights the need for re-mandating agriculture and envisions the transformative vision for the ongoing decade.
- With the efforts of all the stakeholders, including experts, the hard-working farmers, and agricultural scientists, we will be able to handle the challenges identified and take Indian agriculture and the country to new heights.