The Indian seed industry, as a sub-sector of the agri-inputs industry, has been the most vibrant in terms of innovation and growth over the past four decades
India is blessed with diverse agro-climatic conditions, which can be harnessed for its potential to become a seed hub for several other countries. To achieve this purpose, the country needs to make investments in R&D and policies to create export opportunities.
India has taken a small step for farmers but a big leap for free market by liberalising farm gate for business, yet shackled farmers and farm families under archaic land ceiling laws. Can agrarian free market be pillared on un-free land, plagued by soil degradation and shrinking water resources?
While giving money to tractor manufacturers may or may not help, the triumvirate – Delhi, UP and Haryana – should look to plan out a green farming zone.
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