Now Farmers Too Can Benefit Advance Technology? Check Out How!
Agriculture is a vital role in our Indian Economy, so to increase our economic sector we need to take action. How? Let's read further:
Our technology needs to be better or rather advance, Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Over 70 percent of rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood.
Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, accounts for one-third of the nation?s GDP and is its single largest contributor.
So let?s point down a few basic contributions from the agriculture sector :
Employment opportunity: The agricultural sector being the largest also provides the most number of job opportunities. May it is construction of irrigation projects, drainage systems or any other related work, the role of human labor is vast. With the fast-growing population and high frequency of unemployment, the significance of this sector grows day by day.
Contribution to the Economy: Agriculture has always been the backbone of most of the economies. In India the Agriculture and Allied Sectors (Including agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fishery sub-sectors) contribute to 13.9% of the total GDP. This sector is a heavy contributor to the national income.
Importance of International Trade: It is the agricultural sector that feeds country?s trade. Agricultural products like tea, sugar, rice, tobacco, spices, etc. constitute the main items of exports of India. If the development process of agriculture is smooth, export increases and imports are reduced considerably. Thus, it helps to reduce the adverse balance of payments and save our foreign exchange.
Source of Raw Material: Agriculture has been the root of raw materials to many prominent industries like cotton and jute textiles, sugar, tobacco, edible and non-edible oils, etc. All these depend unswervingly on agriculture.
There are multiple factors that have predominantly worked in tandem leading to the growth of the agriculture sector in recent years. Increasing private participation; growing organic farming and usage of information technology are the trends that are being witnessed by the agriculture industry.
Let?s discuss a few of the advanced technologies that are used in farms today:
Tractors on autopilot: Advancement in technology has bought us to this era. The farmer drive a short distance setting points A & B as a line on the system, after this, the GPS system will have a track to follow and it generalizes that line into parallel lines set apart by the width of the tool in use. These systems are capable of tracking curved lines as well. The tracking system is tied to the tractor?s steering, automatically keeping it on track freeing the operator from driving.
2. Irrigate Via Smartphone: Smartphones are capable of everything in the new world. Moisture sensors in the ground alert farmers on their phones of the moisture levels at certain areas so that they can control the water provisions in their fields. Sensors to detect soil composition help to keep track of the fertilizer provision. It?s all about the effective management of resources.
Crop sensors used for crop mapping
3. Crop sensors: This is taking variable rate technology to the next level. Instead of making a prescription fertilizer map for a field before you go out to apply it, crop sensors tell application equipment how much to apply in real-time. It?s fairly new and pretty expensive, but there is huge potential here.