Problems to be addressed
Achievable in short term Achievable in long term Achievable in far future
Increasing international competitiveness if service sector Increase in contribution of agriculture to GDP Improvement of infrastructure
Improvement in sectors allied to agricultural sector Improvement in public service and development sector Reduce dependency on oil imports
Reduction in levels and time between project conception and implementation Formulate strategies to maintain sustained growth Wipe off trade deficit
Increase in government revenues Stabilization of inflation rate Elimination of mismanagement of funds and corruption
Introduction of GST Unique Identification system for every citizen
Improvement in sectors allied to agricultural sector
Agriculture is one of the strongholds of the Indian economy and accounts for 14.6 per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009-10, and 10.23 per cent (provisional) of the total exports. Furthermore, the sector provided employment to 58.2 per cent of the work force. The total geographical area of India is 328.7 million hectares of which 140.3 million hectares is net sown area, while 193.7 million hectares is the gross cropped area, according to the Annual Report 2009-10 of the Ministry of Agriculture. According to Annual Report 2009-10 of the Ministry of Agriculture, production of food grains during 2009-10 is estimated at 216.85 million tones (MT) as per 2nd Advance Estimates. However the current storage capacity for agricultural goods is dismal with the total national and state storage capacities at around 120 million tones (including private storage facilities) which is a shortfall of more than 100 million metric tones. This lack of storage capacity leads to several problems, like surplus of produce in the market... [continues]
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