- Rajasthan is the largest state in India in terms of area. Agriculture is the major driver for the state economy with the same contributing to 24% of state’s GSDP in 2015-16.
- The State has 14% of India’s cultivable land, which accounts for 25.55 mn hectares. Endowed with 10 agro-climatic zones, Rajasthan leads in the production of a large variety of crops in India.
- The state government aims to double the farmer’s incomes by 2020, and has planned various interventions to attain the same. It is in this context that the state successfully conducted Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Jaipur from November 9-11, 2016.
- GRAM 2016 was one of a kind, agri and farmer focused event conceptualised as a platform to transform and catalyse the process of improving the sustainability and economic viability of agriculture and its allied activities.
- Owing to the success of GRAM 2016, multiple divisional level events are being planned at Kota, Udaipur and Jodhpur to facilitate a grass-root level intervention and education of farmers in the latest technologies, available policy support and thereby enhance their livelihoods.