Agriculture Department now started taking online applications for seed, pesticide, and compost/fertilizer licenses. The people of Bihar who want to start their seed, pesticide, and fertilizer business can apply online for a license. Previously people must visit the agriculture department office to apply and collect, but now there is an online application process.
Agriculture is the key to the overall development of the State economy. Agriculture is the backbone of Bihar's economy 77% of workforce and generating nearly 24.84% of the State Domestic Product. The percentage of population employed in agriculture production system in Bihar is estimated to 77%, which s much higher than the national average. Nearly 24.84% of GDP of the state (2011-12) has been from agriculture sector (including forestry and fishing). The state has attained self sufficiency in food grains production. Barring maize and pulses productivity of various farm produce in Bihar is much below the national average. Though the area under cultivation is shrinking, there is tremendous scope for income