Agriculture is one of the key drivers of the Indian economy, employing around 50 per cent of India’s total workforce and contributing around 17 per cent to the gross domes – tic product (GDP). India produces a diverse range of agriculture products and is the world’s largest producer and consumer of spices. Livestock and fisheries have emerged as major growth sectors – livestock production constitutes around 34 per cent of the total agriculture production. India is the third largest fish producer in the world accounting for around 6.3 percent of total global production. India is both a large importer and exporter of agri-commodities and has a positive trade balance in this sector.