Madhya Pradesh government has resolved to establish Agriculture
Cabinet and present a separate Agriculture Budget in the next
budget session 2011-12. Madhya Pradesh will become the first state
in the country to do so.
The share of agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh's State Gross
Domestic Product (SGDP) was 22.47 percent in year 2009-10. The
State's economy is agriculture-based and economic activities are
connected with industries and service sector. The report of
Agriculture Economic Survey will turn out to be a milestone in
According to an official spokesman the report will incorporate
area-wise and comparative analysis of food grain, pulses, oilseed
and commercial crops and products. It will also throw light on
agriculture development, agriculture marketing and storage
facility. Necessary financial arrangements (credit, long-term loan
etc.) available to farmers of the state will also be considered.
The agriculture sector growth rate in Madhya Pradesh was 7.53 per
cent in 2009-10. The State Government is committed to making
agriculture profitable. With total agriculture sector growth in
view, production and development will be augmented in allied
sectors like horticulture, farm forestry and forest produce,
animal husbandry and dairy development and fishers.
The responsibility of conducting Agriculture Economic Survey has
been entrusted by the State Government as a consultant to Dr.
Mrityunjay, retired director, National Agriculture Economic Policy
and Research Centre, New Delhi.
"Status of Agriculture in Madhya Pradesh 2011" will be presented
on the basis of the report submitted by Dr. Mrityunjay. The
Agriculture Economic Survey will consist of studies on agriculture
and agriculture-related sectors, guidelines, short, medium and
long-term targets, hurdles coming in the way of agriculture
development and their solution, suggestions, policy fixation etc.
In this context, a concept paper will be presented at the next
meeting of Agriculture Cabinet in August 2011. On the basis of
this report, "Agriculture Economic Survey" will be presented
before the budget session 2011-12. (firstname.lastname@example.org)