Agriculture is critical to the overall development and transformation of Odisha. With crops covering 35 per cent of the state’s geographical area and more than 60 per cent of its workforce depending on farming for livelihood, the welfare of Odisha’s people cannot be separated from its agriculture. The State Government is keen to increase agricultural production and raise incomes and productivity by leveraging science and technology, improving resource use efficiency, diversifying to high value agriculture and supporting efficient functioning of agricultural markets.

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