The National Agriculture Development Programme
Post 1990s economic reform, the contribution from agricultural sector to the GDP saw a steep decline. The productivity of agriculture has not seen considerable improvement. Keeping in view that fact that most the Indian population is still dependent on agriculture also, agricultural sector along with allied sectors is crucial for our food security, the NDC envisioned an additional central assistance scheme to incentivise States to take steps and rejuvenate agriculture. The aim was to achieve a 4% growth in agri sector. The projects was allocated Rs. 22, 500 crores during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-2012) which is now increased to Rs. 63, 246 crore for the 12th Plan period (2012 - 2014).