"Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian Economy"- said Mahatma Gandhi six decades ago. Even today, the situation is still the same, with almost the entire economy being sustained by agriculture, which is the mainstay of the villages. Not only the economy, but also every one of us looks up to agriculture for our sustenance too.
Indian farmers are second to none in production and productivity inspite of the fact that millions are marginal and small farmers. The farmers took up the challenge to make India self sufficient in food grains and agriculture products. They adopted improved agriculture technology as efficiently as farmers in developed countries without much financial subsidies unlike their counterparts in developed nations.