The harsh summer is wreaking havoc on the agriculture sector in the district with farmers, especially those engaged in cultivation of fruits and vegetables, being the worst affected.
The state contributes 4.5 per cent to India’s foodgrain production, 3 per cent to India’s vegetable production and 5.5 per cent to India’s fruit production.
Talking about the growth, Jaitley said India has grown at reasonable pace in the last quarter century.
It is not clear whether cash crops and other farm produce in Kerala will benefit from the MSP move. F