Agriculture sector comes under the primary sector of the Indian economy.
Agriculture and allied sector means farming, fisheries, animal husbandry and horticulture etc.
In the 12th five year plan, the development target of agriculture sector has been fixed at 4% similar to the 11th five year plan.
Although, the average annual growth rate of agriculture and allied sector in the 11th five year was 3.6%.
In the first 4 years of 12th five year plan, the growth rate of agriculture sector could be achieved only 1.6% but in the year 2016 - 2017 the growth rate of agriculture sector was 4.9. % has been.
According to the Economic Survey 2017-18, India ranks first in the world in terms of arable land, United States second and China third.