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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%.