Farm sector prospects

Though manufacturing sector of the country recorded a slow down, buoyancy in agricultural sector has lifted India's economic growth to 9.0 per sent in 2007-08 from the earlier projection of 8.7 per cent, making it the third consecutive year of the domestic economy growing above 9.0 per cent level. The Central Statistical Organisation in its revised estimate of national income said that the upward revision of GDP growth rate is mainly on account of revision made in the estimated production of agricultural crops by the Department of Agriculture and Co-operation.