Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Agriculture sector this year was expected to witness high growth, about 6 per cent, in output and farmers’ income, after two years of poor performance due to back to back droughts. Already, kharif season, which accounts for about half of the annual crop output, showed moderate to very high increase in output of various crops. However, doubts have been raised about significant revival of agriculture growth this year due to effect of demonetization. As about 90 per cent of rabi season area is put under cultivation by the end of December.