The Prime Minister of India has recently called upon planners, scientists, farmers and other
stakeholders to take necessary initiatives to double the farmers’ income by the year 2022. This call carries clear message to strengthen agriculture
sector in order to alleviate rural poverty and enhance purchasing power of farmers and youth which, ultimately, would work as game changer to uplift the
overall economic growth of the country. Although doubling the farmers’ income in the State in a stipulated period is a challenge, yet the State
government has taken this challenge as mission to achieve the target.
The State government has focused upon achieving higher returns on per unit of investment in
different sectors of agriculture including crops, horticu lture, dairying, fisheries, poultry etc. Obviously this will need higher rate of adoption of
efficient and cost- effective technologies not only for production purposes but also for post-harvest management, processing, branding and marketing.
Further the government will also ensure timely availability of quality inputs including seeds, fertilizers, irrigation water, feed and fodder etc.
The approaches for capacity building of rural youth will also be modernized and systematized so that they are able to carry forward the technology
driven agriculture. The Ayog takes pride in the fact that it has submitted thirteen reports to the State Government in a span of 6 yeras. These
reports focusing on various specific aspects of Haryana agriculture will certainly help the state government especially the planners, scientists and
field functionaries in achieving the goal fixed by the Prime Minister of India.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Yadav