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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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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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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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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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