26-06-2014 15:05 PM | India

Assocham suggests measures to boost agriculture growth

Stating agriculture has the potential to take India's growth to 8% and create millions of jobs in rural areas, Assocham has suggested a slew of measures to the Government in this regard.

It has suggested the NDA government to adopt an enabling policy environment, modern technology and boost supply-chain efficiency to address food inflation, encourage investment-led growth and ensure food security.

"A well formulated Government policy with a focus on substantially improving Agri-infrastructure, thrust on R&D, encouraging high value agriculture along with an enabling regulatory mechanism can ensure universal food and nutritional security for the nation and substantially enhance India's competitiveness in global agri-business," Assocham President Rana Kapoor said.
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