“Farmers’ income and agri-land yields need to be enhanced to meet the growing foodgrains demand in the coming years, building on the success of the 11th Plan. Paradoxically, we should not aim at increasing total employment in agriculture. In fact, we need to move people out of agriculture by giving them gainful employment in the non-agricultural sector” <- Hah! Technically correct but logically wrong, Mr. PM & Pawar, especially coming to think of food security.
Now, the ‘only’ hope is to retain the young, pumping in more intellectual capital into the agrarian society. Not sure how that is going to happen with no compliance structure in place.
But then, kudos to the 3.3% Agri boost from 2.4%. Look forward to the 12th Plan now.