Fifth and Final Report
Jai Kisan: Revised Draft
National Policy for Farmers
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
National Commission on Farmers
To those who are hungry, God is Bread — Mahatma Gandhi, 1946.
‘Everything else can wait, but not agriculture’ — Jawaharlal Nehru, 1947
A majority of the hungry live in rural India and also depend on agriculture for their livelihood; accelerated agricultural progress is therefore essential for their income and their food. The two statements above hence constitute the guiding principles of this policy
1.1.1 Many steps have been taken since 1947 to strengthen agricultural research, education and extension as well ...