Former Trade and Industry, Minister Vasant Bharath, says there are serious issues facing the agriculture sector which must be urgently addressed to ensure it is competitive and help improve the country’s food security.
He made the suggestion while speaking on the Power Breakfast Programme on Power 102FM this morning.
Government has indicated it will place more intense focus on the agriculture sector.
Concerns have been raised in the past about the nation’s climbing food import bill.
Mr Bharath shared some of the steps that can be taken to boost efficiency in the agriculture industry.
Mr Bharath also spoke on the issue of making progress in the ease of doing business locally.