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Title:
AGRICULTURAL POLICY EVOLUTION: FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA

Authors:
Arzaan Singh

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Arzaan Singh
Grade 12 student at The British School, New Delhi.

MLA 8
Singh, Arzaan. "AGRICULTURAL POLICY EVOLUTION: FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4637-4644, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=356. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Singh, A. (2019, June). AGRICULTURAL POLICY EVOLUTION: FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4637-4644. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=356
Chicago
Singh, Arzaan. "AGRICULTURAL POLICY EVOLUTION: FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4637-4644. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=356.

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Abstract:
India is expected to become the most populous country in the world by 2024, and its population is expected to rise until 2050 (Singh, 2019). Generating agricultural produce to feed a population of more than a billion people in a way that the process is environmentally sustainable remains a challenge to policymakers. Agricultural policy overlooks the practices and structure of the agricultural system of a country. Even though there has been a gradual improvement in the agricultural output since Independence that has turned India into a nation that enjoys a surplus in agricultural trade, increased rates of output have come at the cost of environmental degradation that reduces the productivity of land in the long run. Moreover, the rate of agricultural output has been severely dependent on the monsoon rains and falls dramatically during the time of draughts, most recently in 2016 (Himanshu, 2016). This paper has explored the challenge of satisfying the need for food security in a sustainable manner through agricultural policy. Improving present conditions requires higher levels of transparency and accountability from officials employed in the state machinery of the agricultural sector, increased investment in research that is aimed at developing sustainable technologies and ensuring implementation of policy and findings of research through the creation of adequate links in the agricultural industry.