ROLE OF NGOs IN THE PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURE
Keywords:Agriculture, NGOs, Organic farming
Despite the fact that agriculture sector is characterized by â€˜the biggestâ€™ sector contributing to the 18% of GDP and providing employment to more than 50% of the population, itâ€™s also characterized by the one with hurdles that may land the sector to a stagnant point and largely affect the entire economy. This study throws light on the gaps in the agriculture sector and the role of NGOs in bridging those gaps, promoting awareness programs and upgrading development facilities. However, the government has been promising to come over all the issues that hurdle the development, but the efforts on its part have not been up to the mark. Meanwhile, NGOs are emerging as a new impetus and shouldering the agricultural development. NGOs as a third sector institutional framework have a bigger role to play in providing a strong and stout support system while ensuring effective implementation of govt. programs towards the sustainable development in various sectors such as education, poverty alleviation, health, agriculture, youth empowerment and community development. Also, this study aims at providing suggestions to effectively utilize the network of NGOs towards upliftment of agriculture sector.