The new issue of IJSSL has been published covering covid shadow, health problems, agriculture, food, and growth.“10 years have passed since its publication and now it is entering its 11th year. In present to feed the growing world population, more and more food need to be produced. With little
possibility of increasing land under agriculture planners would have to think of other methods to increase agriculture productivity to meet the rising demand. It is estimated that in the future 80 per cent of the world’s foodgrains requirement would be met through increase in agriculture yields and only 20 per cent from expansion of land. The worrying fact is that while the population is increasing, agriculture productivity is not keeping pace and is out of sync with the population growth rate. If this trend continues then there would be a shortfall in food grains which will result in increasing prices, resulting in social and political upheavals.
In India with the ratio of agricultural land to agricultural population declining, as urbanization eats into villages, there is need to achieve yield of around 2100-2150 kilograms per hectare from the current level of 1700 kilograms per hectare. The demand for foodgrain is projected to touch 300 million tonnes by 2024-25
300 However, the fact is that India’s agriculture productivity is lower than many countries.
Whereas India accounts for nearly 21.6 per cent of global paddy production, the yield per hectare is even less than that of neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar, and only about a third of that in Egypt. The rice yield is nearly half compared to China.
We discuss in this issue the reasons for low agricultural productivity and how it can be increased. Even as agriculture contributes less than 20 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, the sector employs nearly 52 percent of the country’s work force as nearly 70 per cent of the population lives in villages. As such ignoring issues of the agriculture sector can have cascading effects on the overall growth of the country. This is the reason why the government is emphasizing inclusive growth in all future planning Low agricultural productivity remains one of the greatest challenges facing Indian agriculture.
If India is to evolve into a middle income country with a broad-based middle class, then rural
reform, and increasing agricultural productivity will be necessary.
Through this edition total 22 papers are included. In which mainly, New Education Plicy 2019-
and 2020-21…,,The Role of Non-Governmental Organization it the Social …, Sustainability in Indian
hotel Industry, Management of Allergic Rhinitis ……., Distrubution of Health Care Faculity in……,
Pollen And Its Applications, Sustainable living : some Encouraging trends, Purano Me Dharam aur
Sanskar, Purano me hai Narmada ki Mahima Ka bakhan, Sanskriti sahitya me Kashi Vaibhav ki
Adhyatmikta Evam Sanskriti, Mahila Sashaktikaran me chunautiya evam vartaman, Yog Shabd Ka
vivechan etc. Article are kepting different ghrought. These included instent cases of indian lailty.
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