Advantage Farmers Connecting Agrarian India to Technology
With nearly 50% of geographical land used for agricultural activity, India’s economic depends mainly on agriculture for its Gross Domestic Product. During 2008-2009, agriculture contributed to 17.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Around 55.7 percent of agricultural area depends on rain for better yield. Apart from monsoon, farmers also play a vital role in enhancing India agriculture productivity. Most of the farmers are still unaware of the resources such as finance, new technology, and hybrid seeds that are available for them to improve the farm products productivity.
Some valuable resources available for Indian farmers to improve agri business productivity are listed below:
To assist the farmers financially, Indian government offers a wide range of financial support and relief benefits during natural calamities. Commercial banks, cooperative banks and regional rural banks offer financial support to ensure smooth flow of agricultural sector. Apart from this financial support, Rural Infrastructure Development Fund, Micro finance, insurance and other means of financial support are offered to assist the farmers financially.
Improving soil fertility through organic manures:
Usually, artificial fertilizers can enhance the agriculture productivity for a short span of time but damages the soils fertility within just a few years. Now, farmers are offered a wide range of bio-fertilizers to enhance the soil fertility and to improve its yield. Using organic manures like vermin compost can provide better yield within a short span of time through proper agricultural practices.
Delivering agriculture knowledge through mass-media and electronic media:
Agricultural organizations help farmers by providing frequent updates regarding the latest technologies through mass-medias and electronic media. They also offer details about hybrid seeds and other agricultural practices to improve the yield. SMS updates are also provided for farmers nowadays to assist them during modern agricultural practices.
Conducting workshop, seminars and conferences:
Frequent workshop and seminars are also conducted to teach farmers regarding the latest agricultural technologies, bio-fertilizers, agricultural practices and alternate ways to prevent insects from damaging crops rather than the use of harmful pesticides.
Farmers can resolve their queries regarding agricultural practices by getting assistance through telephone or online assistance.
Providing access to hybrid seeds:
Hybrid saplings and seeds that can resist drought and pests are developed and offered to farmers to improve the productivity.
Farmers can also make use of agriculture portals to find agriculture products and potential buyers. Agriculture portal helps sellers and buyers to interact and transact agricultural products according to their expectation.
Jay Gurusamy - About Author:
Nowadays, India agriculture sector is enhancing its productivity through advance agricultural practices, hybrid seeds and bio-fertilizers. The author is an expert in the agri business arena and has written many articles regarding Agriculture trade and Agriculture business in the past.
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