With the objective of building greater awareness and consensus on various issues critical for the country’s growth, CII has launched a new monthly publication called Policy Watch. It is widely circulated to all stakeholders, particularly to membership and government to communicate Industry’s views and recommendations across different sectors.
The March issue of Policy Watch takes an in-depth look at the reforms agenda for the Agriculture Sector and has outlined some specific recommendations on increasing private investment and boosting farmer income; scaling up public private partnership in agriculture; and scaling up the food processing end to lead growth in agriculture.
The Indian Agriculture sector has undergone several positive changes over the last few years. However agriculture still faces many severe social, environmental and fiscal challenges such as land fragmentation, poor access to markets, supply chain inefficiencies, infrastructure gaps, climate change, food security etc.
CII believes a holistic and pragmatic approach is required in order to unleash agriculture reforms which would help the sector realize its full growth potential. Towards this objective, CII has taken up Rejuvenating Indian Agriculture as its key priority agenda and with this objective it has actively engaged with the Government, both at the Central and State levels.