India is a predominantly agrarian country with a large agricultural sector. Despite the share of agriculture in India’s GDP dwindling to around 15 percent, almost half of India’s population is employed in the agri-sector. India is home to the second-largest area of cultivable land in the world and is a major producer of a large number of agricultural products.
- More than half of India’s population depends on rural incomes.
- More than half of India’s population is found in rural areas.
- Food security of the vast and fast-growing Indian population with rising disposable incomes depends on the cultivation of cereals, fruits, vegetables, and milk.