August 26, 2021 21:46:22
It is a welcome step for the first time that agricultural producers, entrepreneurs and scientists have been recognized as contributing to the agricultural sector by giving it the status of an IPI. According to media reports, the government honors 45 people each year for their contributions to agriculture, fisheries, livestock and forestry with IPI. In line with the prestige of the CIP, the new AIP tax for the agricultural sector is primarily to persuade people to perform in these areas and to do other good deeds. Keep in mind, however, that declaring a few dozen people as leaders or icons does not mean much to revive the agricultural sector if there are not enough opportunities to make this hope and opportunity better.
In the absence of facilities needed to increase productivity and innovation, expecting significant progress in the agricultural sector is no more than a religious ambition. The sector includes agriculture, irrigation, harvesting and marketing of a wide range of products, as well as sub-sectors such as fisheries, poultry, dairy and forestry, each of which needs significant support. Upgrade to desired level. It is safe to say that the current epidemic has had a devastating effect on these vital economic sectors. Although peda, jute, and fruit crops have helped alleviate some of the effects of the disease, fish, poultry, and dairy sub-sectors have also been affected. Government incentives, mostly soft loans, have done little to address the crisis. Currently, the government should focus more on fish and livestock. These are mainly self-sustaining agricultural sub-sectors, and now if these are not handled with an incentive package, the whole economy must bear the burden, not just the ones involved – tens of thousands of rural families have been affected.
In terms of innovation, despite many limitations, there is no denying that much work has been done by the country’s agricultural scientists over the years. However, there are serious restrictions on the duplication of extensive research and research findings. Funding is a major stumbling block. Farmers’ initiative alone is not enough unless they are given money and other resources. The government’s initiative to facilitate the purchase of sophisticated agricultural machinery is undermining, which is bad news.
It is clear, therefore, that adequate adaptations in various forms can bring promise of increased productivity and innovation in the agricultural sector. If the process of making significant improvements in agriculture can be accelerated, then only then can the AIP award be meaningful.