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  • 28 July, 2021

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NARS Research on Agriculture production

NARS Research on Agriculture

Research findings :

  • India is a major producer of paddy, wheat and pulses.
  • In production, India ranks 2nd in paddy & wheat and
  • 1st in pulses in the world including neighbouring countries.

National Agricultural Research System

  • India has one of the world’s largest Agricultural Research systems viz., National Agricultural Research System (NARS) including ICAR institutes and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs).
  • The NARS has contributed immensely to make India self-sufficient in food production and serves the agricultural technology and information needs of the country.
  • NARS has a research network of 102 ICAR Research Institutes, 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) and 73 Agricultural Universities (including 3 Central Agricultural Universities and 5 Universities with Agriculture Faculty) spread across the country.
  • For the popularization of ICAR technologies, 725 Krishi Vigyan Kendras are operating throughout the country for different extension activities.

NARS is a very robust system and continuously strengthening its Agricultural Research Activities for the benefit of the Indian farming community for producing various crops.

The production of paddy, wheat and pulses in India and neighbouring countries is as under:

(In lakh tonnes)

S. No.

Country

Paddy

Wheat

Pulses

1.

China

2114.1

1336.0

31.1

2.

India

1776.5

1036.0

215.2

3.

Bangladesh

545.9

10.2

3.9

4.

Myanmar

262.7

1.1

68.9

5.

Pakistan

111.2

243.5

7.3

6.

Nepal

56.1

20.1

3.6

7.

Sri Lanka

45.9

0.0

0.1

8.

Afghanistan

3.8

48.9

0.5

9.

Bhutan

0.5

0.01

0.02

Source: FAOSTAT,2019

For more information on Status of Indian Agriculture: https://www.aspireias.com/upsc-related-facts-and-data/Status-of-Indian-Agriculture

Source: pib

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