The agricultural sector of the state accounts for 22.5 per cent. The arid state which receives not more than an annual income of 25 cm thrives on agriculture tour that is done with irrigation systems and painstaking efforts of the poor farmers of Rajasthan. As a major portion of the state is parched and infertile, agriculture becomes very difficult. In a new initiative labelled as Agricultural Tourism, Rajasthan Government is preparing to host tourists on fields to provide a complete hands-on farming experience. The initiative will introduce agriculture tourism in the state, developing both food parks and encouraging farmers to develop their farm fields.
Linking the tourism sector to agriculture has the ability to rejuvenate and inject resources for both sectors. Agricultural tourism will give tourists an attractive option to witness farming activities and learn more about rural way of life. Visitors will receive direct exposure and taste of rural life with stay on farm fields. For farmers it will be a source to generate additional income.