Startups and technology firms are trying to break into India’s agricultural landscape using newer business models. These firms are tapping governments, insurers, banks, farming co-operatives, development agencies and even corporate social responsibility programs to create a viable business and help farmers.
AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS WILL BE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND NOT BY SENTIMENTS FOR THE GOLDEN PAST
Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices and precision agriculture and robotic systems allow businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and more environmental friendly.
NEW THINGS IN THE PICTURE
Agricultural innovations that changed the outlook of agriculture.
1. Soil and field analysis
3. Crop spraying
4. Crop monitoring
6. Health assessment
INDIA is primarily an agrarian economy. The agriculture along with being the provider of raw materials to all the manufacturing industries is also the food supplier as well as largest employment sector of the nation.
The growth prospects for the following industries in the times to come are infinite.
With an aimto improve the quality, growth, nutritional value and yield of the produce. They also work to maintain nurseries, greenhouses, orchards, and plantations, etc. Due to the rise in the demand for organic food, this sector is quickly picking up.
PESTICIDE AND FERTILIZER INDUSTRIES
To keep pace with the ever growing population it is important that the fertility of the soil be increased and the plant/trees be protected from all kinds of pests and weeds. The chemical industry has been doing great in this area and will only continue to grow in the years to come.
Agricultural Engineering helps in designing, building and bettering farming equipment, machinery & manufacturing processes to increase the efficiency of farming activities. The focus is on 5 main areas i.e. farm equipment, rural structures, soil conservation, drainage & irrigation and rural electricity.
This field involves understanding and applying a combination of scientific techniques like genetic engineering, molecular diagnostics, vaccines and tissue culture to modify plants, animals and micro-organisms. It allows breeders to make improvements to crops and livestock by identifying and modifying certain genes. It is also used for increasing milk production, preventing and treating animal diseases, and developing better ways of processing food.
Dairy Technology is a field mainly concerned with the production and processing of milk. Professionals in this field manage the production of milk, including its collection and storage, and oversee its processing to make the milk fit for consumption. They also focus on activities like the packaging, storage and distribution of milk and its by-products, and ensure that nutritional and quality standards are met.
FARM EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY
FOR THE FIELDS TO FLOURISH, the advent of modern farming equipments is a must. From rotators, mould board ploughs, disc plough, disc harrow, cultivator, land leveler, seed drill, thresher, baler, fertilizer broadcaster, compost spreader to post hole diggers the implements are many and much needed. The industry holds humongous potential for revenue generation.