Agriculture

Agriculture sector

Agriculture and allied activities accounts for about 15.7 % of country’s GDP and is estimated to employ about 124.7 million people as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural labourers. Besides this, Agriculture Industry employs a large number of people in the organized and the unorganized sectors and the data pertaining to the same is however not available. India has about 161 million hectares of arable land of which 55 million is irrigated. With the increase in population, the demand for food and agricultural produce are increasing and there is a requirement for specific set of skills in the field of agriculture.

1138


Total Trained 2016-17

470


Male

668


Female

Banana Farmer


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Bulk Milk Cooler


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Diary Farmer


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Greenhouse Fitter


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Micro Irrigation Technician


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Solanaceous Crop Cultivator


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Floriculturist (Open Cultivation)


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Floriculturist (Protected Cultivation)


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