College of Agriculture, Tripura, Lembucherra, West Tripura, India
*Corresponding Author: Biman De, College of Agriculture, Tripura, Lembucherra, West Tripura, India.
Received: August 27, 2021;; Published: September 01, 2021
Citation: Biman De. “Indian Agriculture: Battling COVID-19". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.10 (2021): 01.
Crises, and the challenges that come with them, may offer up a slew of new opportunities. Agriculture and related industries are critical to the Indian economy. It employs almost half of the workforce and generates approximately one-sixth of national income. It is critical for the nation's food security and has an impact on the growth of the secondary and tertiary industries via its forward and backward linkages. The success of the agricultural industry has ramifications in many other sectors. According to the World Bank's 2008 World Development Report, agricultural development is at least twice as effective as non-agricultural growth in alleviating poverty. Agricultural development indirectly reduces poverty by providing employment and reducing food prices. As a result, the agricultural sector benefits the whole Indian economy. The global and Indian economies were already faltering when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rapidly spread across the world, affecting millions of people's lives and livelihoods. On January 30, 2020, India saw its first breakout, prompting authorities to take urgent measures to halt the epidemic. Because COVID-19 is so contagious, a national lockdown was imposed on March 25, 2020. Initially, all non-essential activities and businesses, including retail shops, educational institutions, and places of worship, were prohibited. Following that, most of the country's restrictions are gradually being lifted. Several analyses have shown that India's GDP may fall in 2020-21. This is important since a higher GDP serves to raise living standards, reduce poverty, and improve other socioeconomic indicators. COVID-19 may have worsened the declining trend, as shown by a variety of factors. During the present corona virus outbreak, the urgent goal was to reestablish vital commodities delivery networks while relieving migrant worker suffering. While the pandemic's challenges have been successfully handled, seizing the opportunities it offers is important.
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