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India’s agricultural roots run deep, dating back approximately 10,000 years. Ancient Vedic texts describe the acts of plowing, irrigation, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. In those days, plants and animals were considered holy and they were worshiped by the Indian people. Interestingly enough, this is largely still the case today. The Hindu religious tradition, practised …

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In spite of a number of problems stalling the progress of agriculture in India, it is still the backbone of the economy. According to statistics, approximately 65% of the Indian population depend directly on agriculture as their livelihood. Agriculture also accounts for around 22% of the annual gross domestic product (GDP). Due to its high …

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urban-agriculture-in-india

In 2008, the world’s urban population exceeded the rural population. However, developing areas such as Asia and Africa are still catching up. Similarly, 30% of the Indian population live in cities, while 70% are still in rural areas. But as India grows and people flock to cities for better employment prospects and infrastructure, that balance …

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modernization-of-agriculture-in-india

Indian farmers face a number of problems. Today, we’d like to focus on one problem specifically, and that is #6 Backwards Farming Implements and Practices. How can we transform modern agriculture in India by eliminating these ineffective tools and methods? We would like to zero in on three factors that will help to bring about this …

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Long before anyone was concerned about a global food shortage, once-nomadic Aztec natives living in what is present-day central Mexico were trying to figure out how to grow crops on the marshy shores of Lake Tenochtitlan. The surrounding hills made traditional crops out of the question. Quite ingeniously, they decided to construct huge rafts out …

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Organic farming has really taken off in places like North America and Europe. So what about organic farming in India? Let’s look at some of the reasons behind the success of the organic farming movement in developed countries. 1. A high level of awareness. Organic food has many benefits, and the majority of people who …

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India is experiencing rapid economic growth, but in the agricultural sector there is plenty of room for improvement. Indeed, there are numerous Indian agriculture problems that pose a current threat to the food supply of the country. These include: 1. Overpopulation: The population of India is growing at a rate of 1.3% per year and …

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In theory, aquaponics has been around for a very long time. But it is only recently that people are beginning to take notice of this farming technique, which can be used both commercially and domestically. Most people who are finding out about aquaponics systems and how they work have questions, which is why we’re devoting …

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aquaponic

If you’re learning about aquaponics for the first time, chances are you’ve come across a few terms that are new to you. Not to worry! You can consult this post each time you encounter those aquaponics terms that have you scratching your head. Acidification:The process of making something more acidic. In the case of aquaponics systems, this …

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types-of-agriculture-in-india

India has a long agricultural history, which dates back approximately ten thousand years. Today, India has the second-highest crop output in the world and agriculture-related jobs employ nearly 60% of the total workforce. However, as India’s population grows, the country is having difficulties meeting the demand for food products like wheat and rice. There are …

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