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The Advisory Planning Board suggests an increase of 10% in cereals, 20% in pulses, 50% in fruits, 100% in vegetables, 250% in fats and oils, 300% in milk, fish and eggs, Again, we require 55% increase in fodder and 400% in oil cakes. The Planning Commission in their broad objectives of the agricultural programme during the next five years suggest an increase in the production of food by 7'2 mill1'2 mil. bales, of jute by 2'06 mil. bales, of sugarcane oil seeds by 3 "75 lakh tons, (gur) by 6'9 lakh tons and of ions, of cotton by Us agricultural prosperity basically important for general prosperity?

If they to sell they will buy more, an4 there will be wider scope for Their prosperity industrialization and also greater volume of imports, have more means the prosperity of the whole nation, ( in agriculture 25 our economy, considerable time to come. important occupation and ) therefore, Numerically will it shall contribute cant share to the national wealth. And continue for will be the most the most signifi- further it will remain economic progress. Though after sufficient industrial advancement the percentage of people depending basic on it for and all its share in the national income yet they will always be quite significant.

Geographical and the sociological environment under which production is complexity of characteristics carried on, the process production, which make etc,, it of production and the impart agriculture certain substantially other occupations specially industry. * Nature of Agricultural Activity, of Agriculture is a sort replacement of nature's favourite plants by the cultivated plants of man's choice, and hence, it is a sort of man's *rhis should not be interpreted in the sense that agricultural economics is something absolutely distinct from industrial economics, or that it has Really speaking the science of economics, which got a theory of its own.

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