Performance of agriculture in Uttar Pradesh region – wise analysis
Region-wise analyses highlight that the agricultural growth in the western, central and Bundelkhand regions significantly depend upon the basic infrastructure including adequate power to the agricultural sector, better road network, and irrigation development, though the variable power to agriculture was insignificant in Bundelkhand. For the eastern region, apart from basic infrastructure, the region's progress in diversifying into livestock, sugar and horticulture sectors was also one of the key drivers of agricultural growth. Agricultural research and development in the state need to encourage diversification towards high valued commodities for sustaining farm income and improving agricultural performance. The policies for diversification need to incentivise private players to set up efficient commodity-specific value-chains, particularly, in underdeveloped and low performing regions of the state, thereby, bringing parity in agricultural development across the four regions.