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Swayam Central

Indian Agricultural Development

By Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University

The course describes the various phases of the Indian agriculture development starting from the pre-historic agriculture to the modern agriculture. The course identifies the traditions, belief and agricultural practices followed by Indian farmers. The course explains the scope of Indian agriculture and its contribution in the Indian economy. The status, utilization pattern, problems and development of agricultural resources viz. land, labour, water, biodiversity, livestock and fisheries are covered. Institutional development in agriculture such as cooperatives, farmers’ organization, institutional finance, research, educationand extension warehousing and storage, public distribution system, etc. are explained along with their importance. Various concepts such as capital formation, agricultural pricing, taxation and subsidies are briefly described along with their importance in agricultural production management. The course talks about the role of food grains procurement, storage, marketing, research and technology transfer in development of Indian agriculture. The learners will recognise the emerging issues and trends in agriculture such as diversification, agriculture industry interface, trade, quality, gender and sustainability, globalization and use of information and communication technology. The course content is delivered through 40 video lessons in 16 weeks duration. Every week, learners will have to go through the video lessons. The video lessons are supported by the self learning materials. In addition, a number of web links will be provided to support the study materials and to get the updated information. Self assessment questions will be provided after each lesson. Learners have to complete the assignments after going through major sections of study material. This Post graduate course on "Indian Agricultural Development" is useful to those who are working or who want to build their carrier in agriculture and allied sectors as this course provides basic learning about the agriculture sector. 


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SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Aug 2019
End Date :
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Evolution, Scope and Farmers Traditions of Indian Agriculture 
    Week 2: Indian Farmers’ Traditions, Beliefs and Practices
    Week 3: Importance, Performance and Development of Indian Agriculture
    Week 4: Land and Water Resources and Cropping Pattern
    Week 5: Plant Genetic Resources and Germplasm Conservation
    Week 6: Agricultural Labour, Livestock and Fisheries s Resources
    Week 7: Agricultural Credit, Warehousing, Insurance and Public Distribution System
    Week 8: Cooperatives and Farmers Organizations
    Week 9: Institutional development in Agriculture
    Week 10: Capital Formation, Pricing, Taxation and Subsidies in Agriculture
    Week 11: Procurement and Distribution of Foodgrains
    Week 12: Agricultural Research and Development and Linkages with Other Sub-Systems
    Week 13: Diversification in Agriculture
    Week 14: Agriculture Industry Interface
    Week 15: Issues Related to Trade, Quality, Gender and Sustainability
    Week 16: Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

                                                                                           

    Dr. Praveen K. Jain, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics is working as Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi since 2006. His areas of interest include e-learning technologies, e-extension, and agriculture education through ODL besides the core areas agricultural policy, agricultural marketing and agribusiness management. He is coordinating distance, education programmes in the areas of agricultural policy, plantation, management, agribusiness management and agriculture extension. He has more than 35 research papers and 3 books to his credit.

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