Naidu: These Structural Changes Will Make Indian Agriculture Resilient, Sustainable

India Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated Agri-Vision 2019, a two-day conference on ‘Envisioning Agro Solutions for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture’ at Hyderabad, writes Tooba Maher on

He called for the introduction of structural changes through policy interventions to bring in a positive bias towards agriculture and make it resilient, sustainable, and profitable.


Naidu stressed the need for a concerted action from all stakeholders to find comprehensive, long-term solutions to the multiple challenges faced by the agriculture sector. Short-term measures like loan waiver would provide temporary relief and would not be beneficial to the farmer in the long run.

He expressed his concern over the tendency of farmers to leave agriculture and said that lack of favorable terms of trade, the vagaries of monsoon, technology not reaching farmers in time and absence of proper marketing system were some of the reasons for agrarian problems.