Agriculture and Allied Sectors

07 FEB,2022 | MEDC


 

The budget has focused on the advancement of technology in agriculture, which is a progressive step. The national vision of doubling farmers' income can be attained by increasing agricultural productivity, and this budget lays out a strategy to that end. The announcement to use Kisan drones to map farm production is welcome. It will allow an accurate estimation of both crop production and crop losses. The government will also benefit by it, as policies are dependent and designed based on reliable numbers. The contribution of our agricultural sector to GDP (especially given its employment potential) is unacceptably low, and value addition is the answer to this anomaly. In this context, the budget's intent on deploying advanced technologies in the sector is commendable. Not only will farmers be benefited by it, but so will the trade and industry dependent upon agriculture. Startups working on agricultural inputs, better farm linkages and financing will also gain from this support for better adoption of technological products by farmers.

*Photo Credit: Google

 

 

Comments



Featured Posts



Recent Posts


EMERGING ISSUES IN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE


Tourism and its contribution to the Economy


Interactive Meeting with Mr. Jaykumar Rawal Hon'ble Minister for Tourism & Employment Guarantee Scheme Govt. of Maharashtra


De-coding skills-based pro-bono


FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY


Food Inflation in India: An Assessment




Archive


© Copyright 2019 MEDC, All rights reserved
Website Design and Develop By: SCI Knowledge Interlinks