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India’s agricultural sector is rich world second largest rice and wheat producing country and the export of rice produce in large and diverse. Indian agriculture has one –fifth trade worldwide also the largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses such as pigeon peas, chick peas, mung beans and lentils. However in India today, as in many other mounting countries with a rich agricultural tradition of their own, the words ‘improved agriculture’ and ‘progressive agriculture’ have become synonymous with the spread of HYVs grown with ever-increasing doses of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Wherever the new crop varieties have spread, time-honoured crop rotations, inter- cropping patterns and other important features of traditional agriculture have been harshly uprooted. At the back of this trend, and the official policies which support it, is the belief that traditional agriculture is ‘backward’ and incapable of meeting the need of increasing population.

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Keerthiga .A. (2019). Agricultural Production Trends in India: An Overview. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(12), 1091-1100. Retrieved from