CONCLUSION The retail sector has played a phenomenal role throughout the world in increasing productivity of consumer goods

and services. It is also the second largest industry in US in terms of numbers of employees and establishments. There is no denying the fact that most of the developed economies are very much relying on their retail sector as a locomotive of growth. The India Retail Industry is the largest among all the industries, accounting for over 10 per cent of the country�s GDP and around 8 per cent of the employment. The Retail Industry in India has come forth as one of the most dynamic and fast paced industries with several players entering the market. But all of them have not yet tasted success because of the heavy initial investments that are required to break even with other companies and compete with them. The India Retail Industry is gradually inching its way towards becoming the next boom industry.

The spectacular story of Indian agriculture is known throughout the world for its multi-functional success in generating employment, livelihood, food, nutritional and ecological security. Agriculture and allied activities contribute about 30% to the gross domestic product of India.

With arable land area at 168 million hectares, India ranks second only to the U.S. in size of agriculture. A well-developed agricultural research system, a significant area of almost 60 million hectares under irrigation and an increasing productivity in major crops enable Indian agriculture to become a globally competitive player. The United Nations estimates that with assured irrigation, India's food grains output can increase SIX times within five years- enough to feed two planet Earths!

Achievements of Indian Agriculture: § § § § § § § § India is the largest producer of wheat in the world India is the largest producer of Rice in the world India is among the largest vegetable oil economies in the world India is the largest producer of Tea in the world India is the second largest producer of Fruits in the world India is the largest producer of Milk in the world India is the largest producer of Coffee in the world India is the largest producer of Cotton in the world

Indian Agriculture by its sheer size can dictate global markets directly and indirectly. Majority of rural population still is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood and over 600 million farmers

208 millimetres (47.7% of the GDP in 2009-10. coconuts. is still the largest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic development of India. India is the second largest producer of rice in the world after China[81] and Andhra Pradesh is the second largest rice producing state in India with West Bengal being the largest. amounting to 1123 billion cubic metres.000 million tons in 2005. cashew nuts. producing 77. mica. employed 52.130 sq mi) of the land area. including iron ore.9% and 8. Mining forms an important segment of the Indian economy. due to the special emphasis placed on agriculture in the five-year plans and steady improvements in irrigation. cotton and groundnuts. phosphorite and silica sand. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry. and despite a steady decline of its share in the GDP. India had the world's third largest fishing industry.1% of the total workforce. wheat. with the country producing 79 different minerals (excluding fuel and atomic resources) in 2009-10. manganese. bauxite. tea.[90] . canals.[85] 546. lack of proper information to the farmers. ginger.[80] [edit] Agriculture Farmers work inside a rice field in Andhra Pradesh. are some of the factors leadings to wastage and inefficiencies in food supply chain and gives opportunity to improve by using IT and collaborations though “Farm to Fork Strategy”. fluorite. In 2008.[87] India is the largest producer in the world of milk. is irrigated.6 in) and a total annual precipitation of 4000 billion cubic metres. Due to Urbanization and rapid growth in the metropolis there is increased demand in the food supply. India has 52% of cultivable land and varied climates. limestone. With sunshine round the year it’s the world’s best country to grow crops round the year. turmeric and black pepper. with the total utilisable water resources. technology.[84] India receives an average annual rainfall of 1. including surface and groundwater.[88] It also has the world's second largest cattle population with 175 million heads in 2008. However. ponds and lakes and marine resources comprising the east and west coasts of the Indian ocean and other gulfs and bays provide employment to nearly 6 million people in the fisheries sector.6% of the world fruit and vegetable production respectively.[82] India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Too many layers of middlemen. weak supply chain. sugarcane.820 square kilometres (211. ochre.[89] It is the second largest producer of rice. asbestos. application of modern agricultural practices and provision of agricultural credit and subsidies since the Green Revolution in India. international comparisons reveal the average yield in India is generally 30% to 50% of the highest average yield in the world. chromite.involved in agriculture related activities.[83] Yields per unit area of all crops have grown since 1950.[86] India's inland water resources comprising rivers.[89] India is also the second largest producer and the largest consumer of silk in the world. logging and fishing accounted for 15. as well as the second largest fruit and vegetable producer. gypsum. accounting for 10. or about 39% of the total cultivated area.

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