Indian Agriculture

December 21, 2014

Rainfed Agriculture in India

Rain-dependent areas can be broadly split into two: ‘dry lands’, which receive less than 750 mm of rain a year; and rainfed areas, which receive more than 750 mm.

December 20, 2014

Farming systems in India

The major farming systems in India include Subsistence and commercial farming, Intensive and Extensive Farming, Plantation Farming and Mixed Farming. Subsistence Farming This refers to farming for own consumption. The entire production is for

December 20, 2014

Major Crops of India

India is top producer country of many crops. The major crops in India can be divided into four categories viz. Food grains (Rice, Wheat, Maize, Millets and Pulses), Cash

December 21, 2014

Factors Affecting Cropping Patterns in India

Crop pattern refers to the proportion of area under different crops at a particular period of time. A change in cropping pattern means a change in the proportion of

December 21, 2014

Crop Productivity Trends in India

Before independence the productivity of food grains in India showed a decline. With the introduction of economic planning in 1950-51, and with special emphasis on agricultural development, there was

December 21, 2014

Methods of Irrigation in India

There are four methods of irrigation viz. Irrigation using buckets and water cans – this useful for small gardens and is out of our purview, Surface irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation

December 21, 2014

Dry Land Farming in India

Dry farming or Dry Land Farming refers to an improved system of cultivation whereby maximum amount of water is conserved by soil and water management. It involves efficient system

December 21, 2014

APMC Act 2003

In India, the production of food products has been increasing in step with the rise in urban / rural population and export of food products is too insignificant to

December 21, 2014

Framework around Agricultural marketing in India

According to the National Commission on Agriculture – Agricultural marketing is a process which starts with a decision to produce a saleable farm commodity; involves all aspects of market

December 21, 2014

Precision Farming

Precision Farming refers to precise application of agricultural inputs based on soil, weather and crop requirement to maximize sustainable productivity, quality and profitability.  It includes the use of latest

December 21, 2014

E-technology in the aid of farmers

In the context of agriculture, the potential of information technology (IT) can be studied under broadly two outcomes viz. direct contribution to farm productivity and indirect contribution. The Precision

December 21, 2014

Food processing industry in India

Indian food processing industry stands at $135 billion and is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 10 per cent to reach $200 billion by 2015. Segments The food

December 21, 2014

Mega Food Parks Scheme

Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS) was launched in 2008 whereby, the Government provides Financial Assistance up to Rs. 50 Crore to set up modern infrastructure facilities for food processing

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