The phrase "India lives in its villages" is as true today as it was 50 years ago at India's independence. If we are to make any impact upon the lives of rural families we must impact upon their source of livelihood - Agriculture.
There is no getting past the fact that rural India's economy is still entirely an agrarian subsistence economy. Is also the case that the large majority of farmers (at least in our areas of activity) are dependent upon seasonal rainfall to water their main annual crop and grow drought crops such as pulses in the dry months. The kind of agriculture practiced is so traditional and nonscientific that any intervention on our part has resulted in improvement.
Our approach to Agricultural reforms has been multifold:
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