Agriculture productivity loopholes- lack of technology and administrative
66% of population engaged in agriculture yet its contribution to GDP is
Lack of effective implementation of the existing policies like Kisan Green Card
,Krishi Vikas Yojana.
Productivity efficiency in India is half as compared to USA, Egypt ,China
Small land holdings is a major problem in India , even China had the same
problem (solved by leased/ scientific farming).
Possible Inference-Unscientific method ,devoid of technology and lack of
inter-network implementation in agricultural economic policies.
Building village networks, incorporating entrepreneurial investment and extensive
training in farming can be a feasible innovation to combat the crises.
A) Provision for extensive training to the farmers- the farmers should be called for
agricultural training via camps organised by Panchayat job person. This back to back
information will keep the farmers update with the climate ,crop to be grown in such
condition , new hybrid seed , and hence it will help increasing productivity . The
farmers could perform all types of lab tests within these centres of schooling camps
which will not be more than 3-5 km from their location for easy access. The farmers
should be taught about the agriculture engineering at the first step near their village.
B) Building village networks- a small group of farmers (5-10 in number) can be
connected forming self groups who will jointly apply for loans and subsidies. The
process will be facilitated via Panchayat job person. The network will link MNC’s to
establish and promote horticulture, pisciculture, apiculture, organic farming and
vertical farming (in orchards)
C) Incorporating entrepreneur investment- Big Indian companies like TATA, Birla etc.
should be involved in agriculture sector. For example Tata Kisan Sansar. These will help
farmers provide the related machinery and install small scale plants like Gobar gas
plants, sugarcane plants , poultry farm etc.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT
Building a village network: people group together and raise
money for setting up poultry farms ,fisheries.
The person appointed per Panchayat would facilitate for the above.
These groups represented as single entity and loans can be easily
accessible and returned in better way aided by framing of new policies
related to group-loaning.
Different farmers are included so that the exchange of agricultural views
could be made along with promoting dairy/ poultry farming (which
enhances standard of farmers).
Collaboration of poor farmers with rich farmers on economic terms and
Investment in agricultural technology by the groups increases
Farmers could be cooperated at inter-village level for dairy/poultry
farms, biogas plants and sugarcane plants etc.
The groups will jointly contract with MNC’s or banks and share the
HOW TO Implement
The incorporating entrepreneur investment
The MNCs should invest in contract farming . The Tata chemicals have undertaken
an initiative in this respect covering 250 villages in name of Tata kisan sansar.
The government alone can’t take along with projects but the public sector
companies should also come as helping hand. The big companies / rich industries
should industrialize the village circle(20-30) by promotion of processed agricultural
They should try to establish bio gas plant setups, cold storages ,horticulture
products for providing good qualities of meat, fish of cities (incorporating farmer
groups and sharing profits)
These MNC’s would provide requisite resources and monitor the growth aided by
Panchayat job person.
The entrepreneurship can be developed in dairy farms interconnecting many
villages maintaining the supply of good hybrid animals for milk production.(making
a centre for dairy/poultry farms accessing animals together)
Promoting organic farming which is the need of the time(incorporating groups and
results of agricultural research's via Panchayat job person).
The funds shall be raised either by banks /private investors in collaboration with
govt.(in form of subsidies).Here productivity increases with provision of profit
motive for industries.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT
Training to the farmers-
There is a need for educating and creating awareness
among farmers. This can be done campaigning at
Panchayat level by agricultural specialists aided by camps
organised under supervision of panchayat job person.
Here the farmer will learn about lab testing, climate
changes & its effects on agriculture, promotion of more
nutritious organic food which yields organic fertilizers and
runs bio plants etc.
To plant water caltrop where water runs slow during rains or
over canals to prevent loss of water via evaporation .
To adopt the cut edge land for rice cultivation as in Egypt
saving 40% water.
The farmers shall be trained for promoting village tourism
which will earn foreign investment.
Farmers should promote growing of flowers in orchards,
grapes and vegetables having vines.
The govt. can also create a job in name of Panchayat job
person(selected via competition from agricultural universities)
posted in Panchayat.
IMPACT OF THE SOLUTION
The effect of the idea can be observed with the increase
in yield of agricultural productivity.
The modern technology when applied will raise standard
The creation of job at Panchayat level will combat
The agriculture sector would be promoted via increasing
number of students in agricultural universities/ creating
CHALANGES AND MITIGATION FACTOR
Winning the trust of rich people/ MNC’s
entrepreneurs for investment in agriculture sector
for making groups of farmers at inter-village/
The lagging inertia of farmers to learn new
technologies/ organisational settings for group-
Making people aware of the new technologies via
Setting of agricultural universities/ increasing
number of students.
Creation of competition in agriculture sector.
MERITS IF IMPLEMENTED
Boost agricultural productivity from all sides.
Farmers will deal in agriculture as a business under strict
supervision of rich/established company so efficiency and
Lack of training is a very drastic loss causing 40% lost post
harvesting of agricultural products, which will be
prevented under expert supervision of Panchayat job
Increasing competitive feeling/ employment thereby
developing agricultural sector and productivity matching
Tata kisan sansar(Tata pvt. ltd.).
The Indian Expresse (organic farming).
National Agricultural policies.
Wikipedia (vertical farming)