Suggest some measures which« should be taken by the government to increase agricultural production besides those that are being taken.
A. . Some of the measures which we suggest are as follow (i) Provide incentives to farmers to trade in agricultural products and also for their supply to the domestic market by facilitating access to land, rural finance, technical knowledge, communications and transport.
(ii) Increase output by giving incentives for
expanding the area under cultivation, changes in output mix and technical changes, like using HYV seeds.
(iii) Promote a change away from staple foods to more labour-intensive, high income-elastic products such as vegetables, fruits and livestock products.
(iv) An indigenous system for generating technical change is necessary if the technology is to match changing local needs'
(v) Agricultural development should be broad-based, with small/medium-scale rural industries. The development of such industries requires appropriate industrial policy.