About Food Systems In The Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP)


Secondary data

Cost of Cultivation Data

State-wise Cost of Cultivation Data for years 2004-05 to 2015-16 of more than 20 major crops grown in India. This resource also has plot-level data on the cost of cultivation of these crops for years 2000-01 to 2013-14.

Cost of cultivation data is used to set the minimum support prices (MSP) of crops. This rich dataset can also be used to get data on input use intensity, farm-harvest prices and net returns from different crops over time.

Reports by Government or other agencies

Committee on Doubling on Farmer's Income

The Government of India constituted a committee to give recommendations on ways to double farmers’ income by 2022. The “Committee on Doubling on Farmer's Income", commonly known as the Dalwai Committee, submitted its final report to the Government in September. The 14 volumes of this report have a wealth of information on India’s agriculture and foods sectors.