Naidu Stresses Need For Increasing Spending On Agricultural R&D


Naidu called for ‘every effort by the agricultural researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and scientists to make agriculture climate-resilient, profitable and sustainable for farmers and to ensure nutritional security

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for enhancing the quality and capacity of agricultural research in the country to achieve substantial gains in agri-productivity in the long term. Noting that no advanced country can improve agri productivity without extension activities, Naidu suggested increasing the R&D expenditure which is less than one per cent of country’s agricultural GDP.

Further, Naidu called for ‘every effort by the agricultural researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and scientists to make agriculture climate-resilient, profitable and sustainable for farmers and to ensure nutritional security’.

While attending the graduation ceremony of the Agri-Business Management programme of ICAR – National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad, Naidu particularly stressed upon the importance of creating a skilled manpower in secondary and tertiary agriculture to make it profitable. He observed that trained agri-business graduates can work towards making agriculture more into an organised sector and become job providers instead of job seekers.






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