How is the agricultural landscape in India shaping the future?

By gobind In Uncategorized On January 8, 2023

Indian farms and farmers have overcome age-old challenges for centuries, with new obstacles added every few decades. Arguably, the agricultural sector around the world experiences similar problems.

However, the conditions in India are very unique and different. Therefore, the solutions designed for the Indian agricultural landscape are bespoke. From feeding just a village to the whole country, Indian farms now feed the world in today’s highly globalised economy. This has regained the spotlight amidst the recent global uncertainties. It has established Indian agriculture’s influence and contribution to the world map.

Today, agriculture is one of the strongest strengths of our nation and contributes to our unmatched economic growth. With over 1.37 billion population and 2/3rd of it belonging to agrarian states, agriculture plays a pivotal role in shaping India’s future.

At this turning point, modern technology is further strengthening Indian agriculture’s role in the global context and it’s absolutely stellar to see how it’s coming up to shape the future. In this blog, Gobind dives into the same and explores how technology is going to break grounds for Indian agriculture.

Firstly, what is AgriTech?

Innovating technology in agriculture, aquaculture and horticulture are AgriTech. The aim of combining technology with these agriculture and associated practices has the same purpose; increasing yield, profitability, and efficiency. AgriTech can be anything from services to products to applications extracted from agriculture to improve various input and output processes.

Facilitating integration

Today, technology is enabling the integration of the nation’s severely fragmented agricultural landscape. Agriculture industry in India engages between 90 to 150 million farmers (93.09 million households) and over 90% of this population has marginal and small (0-2 hectare) to medium landholding (2-10 hectares). Delivering knowledge, goods & services to such fragmented demography is highly challenging and daunting. And, here is where technology steps in and bridges the gap between tapping resources and utilization of resources.

Motivating a transitional shift towards agri-preneurship

One of the most important benefits of farming equipment technologies and innovations is that it is motivating a huge generational shift back to agriculture. Agritech is making pursuing a career in agriculture a huge potential. Today agritech is infusing renewed and profound interest in the agriculture sector which is rekindling the value of farming amongst the agriculturalists of tomorrow.

Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming is the technology of growing crops on various inclined surfaces like stack layers, alternative structures like shipping containers, skyscrapers or on rooftops of buildings. The major benefits of this farming method are that it saves a lot of space and a large number of crops can be grown in a small amount of area. Also, it saves energy, water, and other input factors.

Smart Farming

Smart Farming, also called the third Green Revolution, represents the approach to agricultural innovation as a whole. It adopts and combines various smart technologies to supercharge farmers’ efficiency and profitability.

As an agrarian country, India has progressed massively. From the times when India was facing challenges in farming to witnessing an upward swing in production and distribution of the produce, Gobind industries barabanki has been a proud partner in progress and has steadily contributed to the nation’s dream of becoming an exemplary agricultural economy!