The Government of India has announced (28th July 2000) a new National Agricultural policy, 2000, in the light of changes arising out of economic liberalization and globalization.
The main aims of the policy are
 achieving more than 4 per cent per annum growth rate in agriculture sector,
 growth based on efficient use of resources and conservation of soil, water and biodiversity,
 growth with equity-in region and among the farmers,
 growth that caters to domestic market and maximizes benefits from exports of agricultural products and
 technologically, environmentally and economically sustainable growth.
The main features of this policy are
 privatisation of agriculture and price protection of produce,
 land leasing and contract farming by private companies,
 raising the ceiling of land holdings,
 involving national livestock breeding strategy to meet requirement of milk, meat, egg and livestock products.
 protection of plant varieties and improvement of horticultural crops, livestock species and agriculture.
 liberalization of domestic market by dismantling of restriction on movement of commodities in the country.
 improving the domestic and international marketing system.
 facilitating the flow of credit to farmers against pledging of their products and providing them most other facilities available to manufacturing sector.
 keeping agriculture outside the regulatory and tax collection system.
 encouraging consolidation of land holdings and speeding up tenancy reforms to recognize the right of the tenants and sharecroppers.