Agriculture Marketing Information Network

India is a country with 70% of its population living in the villages and depending on agriculture as their main occupation timely information about the fluctuation of market price is of extreme importance. Earlier the information had been given through various media like radio, newspapers, blackboard display and public address system at market yards. These

Agricultural Regions of India

Agricultural region is an area which represents the quality of agricultural land use and its cropping pattern. It generally depicts similarities in the nature of crops grown, their combination pattern, method of cultivation, average quantum of inputs and orientation of farming activities. Similarities mostly arise out of the consistency of physical and agro-climatic conditions and socio-

Agricultural Produce Market Committee

Under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, 2003, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a statutory body constituted by state government in order to trade in agricultural or horticultural or livestock products. Functions of APMC Functions of APMC are: To promote public private partnership in the ambit of agricultural markets. To provide market led

Agricultural Labourers

The Agriculture labor Enquiry Committee defines agriculture labourers as those who derive their main source of income by working on farms of others for a wage. They are one of the two types of  farm workers, other being the cultivators. The agricultural labourers are: Engaged in agricultural or allied activities including horticulture, dairy farming, poultry

Pulse Prices Issue

Retail prices of all major pulses have crossed Rs 100/ kg. In the case of tur/ arhar (pigeon pea), they have crossed the double-century mark of Rs 200/ kg in several places. Tur prices in markets like Rajkot, Bangalore, Puducherry and Chennai have touched Rs 200/ kg (and even higher) — an annual increase of

Tebhaga Movement

The Tebhaga movement was led by the share croppers of the Bengal region against the oppressive jotedars in 1946-47. The uprising was due to the share cropping system that prevailed in the Bengal. During the early nineteen century a new class of rich peasants known as jotedars emerged in the Bengal region. The jotedars collected

Operational Land Holding

An operational land holding is a techno-economic land unit used wholly or partly for agricultural production and operated (directed/managed) by one person alone or with the assistance of others, without regard to title, size or location. A operation land holding may be consisted of either one or more than one parcels of land, provided they

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 processing industry in India is large and includes segments such as agriculture, horticulture, plantation, animal husbandry and fisheries. These segment also incorporate other industries that use

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 farming is the result of direct contribution of agriculture technology for farm productivity. The indirect tools help farmers to take informed and quality decisions which will

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 a steady increase in the area, productivity as well as in yield per hectare. During the pre-green revolution period, rice recorded the most impressive growth rate