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Indian Agriculture Towards 2030

Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Provides multiple perspectives on agri-issues by a set of renowned authors

  • Focuses on the transformative shift needed for Indian agriculture in the next decade (2021–2030)

  • Promotes approaching this change through eight broad areas

Part of the book series: India Studies in Business and Economics (ISBE)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Transforming Indian Agriculture

    • Ashok Gulati, Ritika Juneja
    Pages 9-37
  3. Dietary Diversity, Nutrition and Food Safety

    • S. Mahendra Dev, Vijay Laxmi Pandey
    Pages 39-82
  4. Managing Climatic Risks in Agriculture

    • Pramod Aggarwal, Joyashree Roy, Himanshu Pathak, S. Naresh Kumar, B. Venkateswarlu, Anupa Ghosh et al.
    Pages 83-108
  5. Symbiosis of Water and Agricultural Transformation in India

    • Mihir Shah, P. S. Vijayshankar
    Pages 109-152
  6. Pests, Pandemics, Preparedness and Biosecurity

    • N. K. Krishna Kumar, S. Vennila
    Pages 153-181
  7. Transformative Agroecology-Based Alternatives for a Sustainable and Biodiverse Future

    • Ravi Prabhu, Shiv Kumar Dhyani, Devashree Nayak, Javed Rizvi
    Pages 183-212
  8. Science, Technology and Innovation

    • R. B. Singh, R. S. Paroda, Malavika Dadlani
    Pages 213-250
  9. Structural Reforms and Governance Issues in Indian Agriculture

    • Seema Bathla, Siraj Hussain
    Pages 251-296
  10. Remandating Indian Agriculture: Pathways for Transformation

    • Pramod Joshi, Shyam Khadka
    Pages 297-311

About this book

This open access book brings together varying perspectives for transformational change needed in India’s agriculture and allied sectors. Stressing the need of thinking for a post-Green Revolution future, the book promotes approaching this change through eight broad areas, indicating the policy shifts needed to meet the challenges for the coming decade (2021-2030).

The book comprises of ten contributions. Apart from the overview chapter on transformational change and the concluding chapter on pathways for 2030, there are eight thematic chapters on topics such as transforming Indian agriculture, dietary diversity for nutritive and safe food; climate crisis and risk management; water in agriculture; pests, pandemics, preparedness and biosecurity natural farming; agroecology and biodiverse futures; science, technology and innovation in agriculture; and structural reforms and governance. The writing style of these papers written by technical experts is forward-looking—not merely an analysis of what has been and why it was so, but what ought to be.

This is an essential reading for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition sectors of India, and more so their interconnectedness.


  • Indian Agriculture
  • Agricultural Transformation
  • Food System
  • Nutritional Security
  • Dietary Diversity
  • Sustainability in Agriculture
  • Open Access
  • Agricultural Policymaking
  • Agriculture Sector
  • Water in Agriculture
  • Climate Crisis
  • Natural Farming
  • Agri Innovations
  • Green Revolution


“The book packages a lot of information covering ecological, social and economic aspects of agriculture and would make an interesting read for students and researchers alike. … the book is well referenced and provides a much needed timely overview of the interventions in place and those needed for accelerating sustainable growth of agriculture in India.” (Priya Priyadarshini, Amit Kumar Bundela and Krishna Kumar Pandey, Anthropocene Science, Vol. 1 (2), 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • NITI Aayog, New Delhi, India

    Ramesh Chand

  • Formerly with International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

    Pramod Joshi

  • Formerly with Food and Agriculture Organization, New Delhi, India

    Shyam Khadka

About the editors

Prof. Ramesh Chand is currently Member—Agriculture of the National Institution for Transforming India, better known as the NITI Aayog (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He is Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Indian Society of Agricultural Economics. He has been involved in policy formulation for agriculture sector for the last two decades. Prior to joining NITI Aayog, he was ICAR National Professor and Director, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi.

Dr. Pramod Joshi superannuated as Director-South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. Prior to this, he was holding the positions of Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, and Director of the ICAR-National Centre of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research. He has extensively worked toward transforming agriculture and market integration in India, and many south and Southeast Asian countries. Presently, he is President of the Agricultural Economics Research Association and Secretary of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Mr. Shyam Khadka has extensive experience in strategizing, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a wide range of policies, programs, and projects aimed at developing agriculture, ensuring food and nutrition security, and reducing poverty. After working in the Agricultural Development Bank of Nepal for 17 years, he spent 25 years in the UN system working first in UNOPS and IFAD covering a wide range of countries in East, South, and South-East Asia and then as Chief of Asia and Pacific Service of the Investment Centre at FAO Headquarters. After serving as FAO Representative in India for 3 years, he retired in 2018 and now lives in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Indian Agriculture Towards 2030

  • Book Subtitle: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food and Farm Systems

  • Editors: Ramesh Chand, Pramod Joshi, Shyam Khadka

  • Series Title: India Studies in Business and Economics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2022

  • License: CC BY-NC-SA IGO

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0762-3Published: 15 March 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0765-4Published: 15 March 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-0763-0Published: 14 March 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2198-0012

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-0020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 311

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agricultural Economics, Food Security, Nutrition, Sustainability, Socio-Economic Policy

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)