India has always been a land of agriculture. From worshipping, Goddess Annapurna, the holy deity of food and nourishment, to becoming the country whose primary source of income is agriculture, India has come a long way. Just like its culture, Indian agriculture is also very diverse and highly sustainable. Once, Mr ML Swaminathan, the father of India’s Green Revolution affirmed that if agriculture fails in the country everything else will fail. The importance of agriculture can be depicted in a very simple way. ‘People need to eat for survival, and they like to eat good food’, this is the primary reason why our agriculture sector and food sector are soaring high. Indian Agriculture has achieved ample milestones in its long journey and we are nothing but proud to be a part of such a prolific country. Now that we are on the topic, it would be fascinating to know some interesting facts about Indian agriculture.
- Indian agriculture is an important component of political campaigns. Since more than 50%of the population is engaged in agriculture, they form the largest vote bank. We celebrate agriculture like no other country. Baisakhi, Onam, Pongal, Makar Sankranti are examples of harvest festivals of India.
- Indian agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy as it ranks second in the world agriculture produce and belongs to the top 10 countries for agricultural export.
- India is the largest importer, consumer, and producer of pulses.
- India is also the largest producer of milk, bananas, castor oil seeds, millets, and jute.
- India is the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnuts, tea, and cotton.
- Indian is the third-largest producer of fertilizers and the second largest consumer as well.
- India has the second-largest irrigation land in the world.
- Groundwater is the primary source of irrigation in India followed by long networks of canals.
- India’s agriculture is not limited to the production of crops, but it has been multifaceted with animal husbandry and horticulture.
- India has the highest number of organic farmers in the world.
India’s agriculture scenario goes way back to Indus valley civilization and has been subjected to lots of ups and downs. One of the major downfalls of the sector was witnessed during the time of India’s independence. Although after independence, various policies and initiatives were taken to improve the crippling condition of Indian agriculture they failed to achieve the desired goals.
There must be an initiative to find out the key collapsing areas which pose a threat to the effective implementation of policies and proposals for the growth of agriculture in India. It is in immediate need of a collaborative approach of the Central government and the State governments on a primary basis to meet the major deficiency
and hurdles involved in the sector.
The Government should also find out alternatives for uneven weather conditions like drought, flood, hailstorm, etc. This would help Indian agriculture survive because India is expected to achieve the ambitious objective of increasing the farm income by 2022. The agriculture sector of India is expected to bring about momentum
in the next few years due to an increase in investment.
The Indian agriculture sector has a tremendous amount of potential to contribute more to its GDP but due to various factors, it remains an activity for living only. The role of agriculture should not be limited to improving food and nutritional security, rather it should be treated like the backbone for the economy. It creates job and income growth in the sectors – manufacture and services which already fuels the engine of India.
Now, the Government has taken measures to educate the farmers. Agriculture colleges and universities have been set up in different parts of the country. They provide all sorts of knowledge regarding agricultural science to young farm students. These colleges and universities organize orientations and seminars for the farmers.
An effort is being made to develop our agriculture and boost agriculture production. The Government is doing its bit to help the farmers and provide them with the latest technologies and facilities so that the cultivation becomes less laborious.
The Indian agricultural system is an example of sustainable agriculture for the whole world. Highlighting this unique, low cost and diverse farming system globally will help to portray India as an agriculturally vibrant economy and a leader in the domain.
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, one of the largest Biotech Company in North-East India is in pursuit to assist with the agricultural domain of our country. We are one of the most efficient and trustworthy organic fertilizer stores in India trading in a wide array of products to meet all the necessary agricultural needs. Our aim is to eliminate the gap between farmers and the sellers with our delivery system.
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