Agriculture News : According to NITI Aayog, This Year Agriculture Sector can Grow 6%
According to the government's premier think tank NITI Aayog, if the country receives normal
monsoon rainfall this year, India's agriculture sector can grow 6% in 2016-17.
Ramesh Chand, member at NITI Aayog said that after two back-to-back drought years, we would to
achieve 6% agriculture growth in 2016-17. Area under cultivation will be more and yields will
increase leading to the growth.
The agriculture sector is expected to grow 1.2% in 2015-16, better than the minus 0.25% seen in the
previous fiscal. The growth will be over 2013-14. It happens in agriculture that growth sometimes
falls to -0.5 % and sometimes touches 15%.