AGRIPRENEURSHIP: A TOOL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
India is an agrarian country. Agriculture remains a key sector of the Indian economy accounting for around 25 percent share in the gross domestic product.Increased number of people and unemployedgraduates living in rural areas are migrating to urban areasin search of jobs.But the country is unable to create ample job opportunities along with economic development. Very poor infrastructure and facilities in rural areas aggravated the population pressure on the urban infrastructure. In this situation this paper triesto examine the aspectsof taking agricultural entrepreneurshipor agripreneurship as a careerandthe solution of the problem. Also potential of agriculture for local entrepreneurs as a way of success and as a condition of accomplishing the level of well-being which is not explored. In this new millennium the need is combined, and a composite model is based on the basic principal rural employment provider shaping the profile of local entrepreneurs. The study started from underlining the main factors which determine economic development in the rural as well as urban areas. The studytries to explore different avenues related to agriculture andmake a predictive model of agricultural entrepreneurship for a sustainable economic development.
Keywords:Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Agripreneurship, Rural Developments, Employment
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