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India 4th largest producer of agrochemicals: Tomar

India is the fourth-largest producer of agrochemicals in the world, and the sector has a huge potential for growth with the help of research, innovation and a speedy registration system, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said.

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New Delhi: India is the fourth-largest producer of agrochemicals in the world, and the sector has a huge potential for growth with the help of research, innovation and a speedy registration system, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said.

Addressing the 41st AGM of CroplifeIndia, an apex body of 15 Crop science companies, Tomar said the Centre has launched a digital agriculture mission and focusing on the use of drones in the farm sector.

"India is the fourth-largest producer of agrochemicals. Seeing the potential of this sector, the government has included the agrochemical sector among the 12 champion sectors where India can play an important role in the global supply chain," Tomar was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Croplife.

"There is a lot of potential to be a leader in the chemical sector with the help of innovation, speedy registration system, early crop protection research and digitisation drive," the minister said. Tomar said the central government is focusing on the use of drones in the agriculture sector and with this, it has started the Digital Agriculture Mission.

The agriculture ministry has signed MoUs with the private sector to take forward digital agriculture, which aims to benefit farmers in every way while increasing their income.

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