The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar virtually addressed the Leeds-2022 conference organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. The Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare informed the conference that India’s agricultural sector has registered a growth of 3.9 percent despite being hit by a global pandemic. India can meet the food needs of a large part of the world as India is moving fast to become a world leader in the agriculture sector.
Key Points related to Leeds-2022 conference
- The agricultural export of India crossed Rs 4 lakh crore mark.
- Shri Tomar said that with the world population projected to be around 900 crores by the year 2050 and the demand for food will increase rapidly.
- This will increase in demand for agricultural land, grazing land for livestock and fertilizers, and genetically modified crops.
- In the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, agriculture has expanded significantly in the country.
- India has emerged as the second largest food producer in the world and has the highest cropping density in the world.
- Shri Tomar said that the government is continuously working for the growth of small farmers to make India Self-reliant and internationally competitive.