How Agritech Is Changing the Face of Sustainable and Industrial Agriculture in India

Today even when the Indian Economy has seen a rise, this has still not improved agriculture’s contribution to the nation’s GDP, writes Sanjay Borkar at Inc42. The agriculture sector occupies a large share of the Indian Economy. Even today over 70% of Rural Households still rely largely on Agriculture for their livelihood. Agriculture accounts for 25% of India’s GDP and is a key contributor to the Indian economy.

This sector today is undergoing a major transformation and emerging at a better place with the help of technological advancements such as Sustainable Farming Practices or Farm Management Software. Traditionally making decisions related to agriculture was unreliable because of erratic climatic conditions which couldn’t provide a solid ground for any agriculture-based decisions.

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Today although the sector has been through some major technological advancements and this has given a solid ground, based on which agriculture-related decisions could be made. Big Data over the years has become a reliable source, the sector no more only relies on human labor, human intuition and traditional agriculture practices. It has actively started adopting technologies such as AI, IoT, IT, Climate Smart Advisories, and so on.

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Sustainable Agriculture has grown popular in recent times. Gone are the times where relying on intuition or traditional agriculture practices was the best option. Today with the ever-growing population, traditional agriculture practices are not only necessary but are also not worth it. Technologies such as satellite imagery, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, and many more when join hands with agriculture, they make the entire process predictable, sustainable, and seamless. The key is to scout the best blend of traditional and new-age agricultural practices to maximize long-term yield while staying within resource restrictions.

Read more at Inc42.