What is the Swaminathan Report?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Swaminathan Report covers findings and recommendations related to agricultural productivity, farmer competitiveness, employment, food security, irrigation, credit, and insurance. The report made suggestions to achieve the goal of “fast and inclusive growth”.

In the 1960s, a plant geneticist, M.S. Swaminathan helped design and lead the Green Revolution, a massive development effort that gave food self-sufficiency to India, which was facing decades of deadly famines, within a few years.

Swaminathan Report

Manmohan Singh established a commission under the direction of agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan as a warning to the following administration following the defeat of the Vajpayee administration in 2004.

The Swaminathan Commission identified certain causes of farm problems. These included the following:

  • Technology fatigue
  • Water quantity and quality
  • Land reform Unfinished agenda
  • Opportunities for assured and profitable marketing
  • Access, adequacy, and timeliness of institutional credit
  • Adverse meteorological factors exacerbate these problems

Under the direction of Professor M.S. Swaminathan, the National Commission for Farmers (NCF) was established on November 18, 2004, and it delivered four reports in December 2004, August 2005, December 2005, and April 2006.


What is the Swaminathan Report?

The Swaminathan Report seeks to transform farming techniques in a way that will be long-lasting, generate money, and create jobs. The fifth and final study, which examined the reasons behind farmers’ anguish and the spike in suicides, was delivered on October 4th, 2006, and it made recommendations for how to solve these issues through a comprehensive national policy for farmers.

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