India agriculture has an extensivebackground which goes back to 10thousand years. At present, interms of agricultural production,the country holds the secondposition all over the world. In 2007,agriculture and other associatedindustries such as lumbering andforestry represented around 16.6%of the Gross Domestic Product ofthe country. In addition, the sectorrecruited about 52% of the entiremanpower.
India has an agriculture-based economy. 43% of India’s territory remains employed in agricultural activities as against 11% in the world. Sunshine hours and day length are ideally suited for round the year cultivation of crops. There are 20 agro-climatic regions and nearly 46 out of 60 soil types in the country.
Agricultural development is vital in our country since a vast majority of the workforce derive their livelihood from it. India has the potential to become the food supplier of the world. It has the cultivable land, all the seasons for production of all varieties of crops, fruits and vegetables, well developed agribusiness system that works in its own way.
About 10% of the fruits produced in the world are produced in India. India holds the first position in the world in producing the following fruits: Mangoes Sapota Banana Tobacco Coconuts Rapeseed Tomatoes Hens eggs
Agriculture is the back bone of Indian Economy More and more people moving away from Agriculture due to urbanization and other easy options Not enough support from Society towards agriculture, leading to gradual reduction Future wars will be fought on food and water, money cant buy all! Youth today do not know where fruits, milk, rice and eggs come from!