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: November 01, 2021
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.
Citation: Biman De. “Indian Agriculture: Battling COVID-19". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.11 (2021): 23-32.
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