Indian History

Agriculture Share in GVA

1. The contribution of agriculture and allied sectors to the GVA (at 2011-12 prices) of the country has been declining. The growth rates in agriculture have been fluctuating at 1.5 per cent in 2012-13, 4.2 per cent in 2013-14, (-) 0.2  per cent in 2014-15 and a likely gowth of 1.1 per cent in 2015-16.

2, The uncertainties in growth in agriculture are explained by the fact that 60 per cent of agriculture in India is rainfall dependent and there have been two consecutive years  of less then normal rainfall in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

3.Agriculture, forestry and fishing (as per Advanced Estimates) growth in GDP in 2015-16:  1.1%

4.Share of agriculture & allied sectors in total GVA (2011-12 prices) for 2014-15:  17.4%

Share of crops: 10.9%

Share of Livestock: 4.4%

Share of forestry and logging: 1.2%

Share of fishing: 0.9%