Agriculture and Food Security
Written by agricultural economist Dr Surabhi Mittal, Independent Consultant and Non-Resident Fellow, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture & Nutrition (TCI), Technical Assistance and Research for India Nutrition & Agriculture (TARINA). Dr Mittal analyses four policy interventions: certified seed production and promotion; expanding extension services using mobile technology; introducing soil health cards; and crop diversification.
Water Resource Management
Solutions for water scarcity in Rajasthan are examined by Dr Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director of the Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP), Hyderabad. Dr Kumar analyses two policies: one is expanding irrigation sprinkler systems and appropriate crop selection; the other is renovating Khadins, traditional water harvesting systems.
Sector Expert Consultation
The objective of the consultation was to identify and brainstorm on most effective interventions for the State of Rajasthan in the agriculture sector and prioritize the best developmental solutions for State. The sector experts discussed various topics for agriculture, value chain management, productivity, research, extension, inputs services and irrigations related issue for the State.