Importance of Agriculture in India is realised by everyone when Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second prime minister of India had given the slogan of ‘Jai Jwan Jai Kisan’. India is the country of farmers and orchards. Most of the people of India have adopted Agriculture for their occupation. There are several acres of land which are used only for cultivation of different crops like tomato, potato, rice, wheat, sugarcane, apples etc. That is why Agriculture is good to take as a profession.
Some of the population is there who do not consider agriculture a reputed profession. This is really a shameful thinking. You can live without other things like mobile, etc but not without food. So, this is the field where you also are working for the living of society.
Agriculture in India today
Current status of agriculture in India today is very satisfactory .Today people are taking interest in the farming. Many of the youngsters are setting examples by using technology to make this Horticulture field more prestigious. Recently the mega agri-summit held in Rajasthan on November 2016 shows that how the government, as well as people is keen interested in farming. The good farmers are awarded to expose & promote the Agriculture sector.
Several schemes are launched to help the people to make future in agriculture, like Krishonnati Yojna, Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojna etc.
Recently a 24 hour television channel named DD Kisan also launched for Indian farmers. This channel helps in sorting out any kind of agricultural problems of the farmers.
Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy
Importance of agriculture in economic development is huge. The Agriculture sector plays a vital role in the Indian Economy. Agriculture contributes about 16% of total GDP. India exports a large quantity of agricultural materials like fruits, vegetables, pulses, tea, spices etc and the government is acquiring good revenue from it.
There are many exporting products in which India is leading the world like tea etc. So, it is also making India proud in the sector of agriculture.
Most of the part of the money circulates for the food items purchasing which is good for financial growth and balance.
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Basic importance of Agriculture in India
Agriculture in everyday life is very important because it is the source of living. Agriculture is a profession which is most close to the nature. It gives us peace and satisfaction beside income. With the other profession everyone can adopt Agriculture side wise also. This will not only increase your income sources but also give you inner peace and happiness.
In India there is a lot of land which is used for the agriculture purpose so it is easy to settle up a farming occupation here. There is a special department of agriculture and irrigation in the ministry of Indian government. This makes many schemes for the farmers.
Several subsidies and agricultural loan are given to the farmers so they can do well for their crops.
Importance of Agriculture in Employment
Agriculture is also a source of employment. It is providing employment to many of the people. Many of the labourers get their wages daily through agriculture either they are tractor drivers, grass cutters, many technicians of farming apparatuses or everyone who indulge in such cultivation activities.
Also there are a lot of medicines made from the plants and natural herbs so this is a place for such business also. A good knowledge of such plants gives you an useful job.
There are also special horticultural universities in India like Nauni University in Himachal Pradesh etc. These educational firms are telling the youngsters importance of agriculture and guiding them how agriculture can be a profession.
Many researchers and scientists are doing well in agriculture sector. This is the sector providing them employment.
Agriculture also used in clothing sector. Jute, silk, cotton etc are one of the most demanded clothing today. This provides employment to the concerned people.
Importance of Agriculture in Water Saving
Agriculture is the sector which demands a lot of water for irrigation. This is a profession which mostly depends on weather. If there would be less water supply then it can lead to crop crash. Also a heave rain fall can destroy the crop. So, by good farming methods and modern techniques of farming can help the farmers to overcome these problems.
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Some of the methods mentioned here are:
- Try to store water. Make some storage tanks or ponds. It will store the rain water in it and there will be no shortage of water in future.
- Avoid exploitation of groundwater. Ground water is one of the sources of drinking water. But most of the part of it is used in agriculture. For this we should give priority to the crops which demands less water. There should be a proper recycling method for groundwater.
- You have noticed that the traditional natural water sources like waterfall, kuhals etc are disappearing today. This is due to the more industrialisation, increasing population, shortage of forests etc. So, try to plant more trees also. More trees also lessen the effects of natural disasters like floods.
- Water from the natural sources could also be conserved .So, it could be used later.
- Drip irrigation is also one of the methods which can save 50% of water. Farmers should be aware of such techniques.
So, Agriculture is a prestigious profession to be adopted. A farmer feeds the world. This is the field where you give back to the nature, as it has given you. Also it is a creative source of earning. You don’t have to sit 24*7 on a chair. Just give a few ‘seasonal’ time to your fields and enjoy the rest of time with your family or friends.
Several helpline numbers like Kisan call centre (1800-180-1551) etc are there for your guidance where you can ask your queries without any hesitation.
A lot of magazines, experts, institutions are there to help you in agriculture. You just have to approach these and use it.
And the last and most important thing is that love your profession and respect it, then you will definitely do the best of yours!
Chehre pe Pasina, Badan pe Thakan hai,
Bhuk hai, Pyaas hai, phir bhi manta Prakriti ka Ehsan hai,
Duniya bhle dekhe jis Nigah se, kar raha sabko Anndaan hai,
Shikan nahi mathe pe, Hontho pe hmesha Muskan hai,
Izzat or Imandari se jeeta hai, jo wo es desh ka kisan hai….