Contribution of agri & allied sector rose by 26.8% since 2013-14: Narendra Singh Tomar

The agricultural research plays a very important role in the development of agriculture sector. In value terms, the total contribution of the agriculture & allied sector has increased from about Rs.16 trillion during 2013-14 to Rs.20.4 trillion during 2020-21, reflecting an increase of 26.8 per cent. This information was shared by Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar while responding to a question in the Parliament. The total agricultural exports have also shown continuous rise and the total value of the export of agricultural and allied commodities during the period 2013-14 and 2020-21 was Rs.2.6 trillion and Rs.3.1 trillion, respectively, showing an increase of 18.1 per cent.