Since childhood, we have heard that India is a country of farmers. Our GDP figures also confirm this. Of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of our country, 18 per cent comes from the agriculture sector. Other than this, over the past few years, India has emerged as the world’s largest producer of wheat, rice, pulses, spices and many other products.
The Government of India is also bringing reforms in the agriculture sector. This is the reason behind the central government continuously implementing new schemes and agricultural programs to improve the agriculture sector and towards rural development. But the irony here is that even today most Indian farmers are not aware of advanced agricultural technologies. They lack valuable information and necessary resources.
One such sector is information technology (IT). The IT sector is working towards bringing development in the agriculture sector. Innovative technological development in this sector can help farmers with better crop production.
Let’s get to know about five technologies that can change the profile of agriculture in India:
Biotechnology, although not a new technology, is an essential tool. Through this technology, farmers can produce more food in less areas by using advanced farming practices. This is also an environmentally friendly method.
In some agricultural techniques, chemicals are widely used. The major factor here is that nanoscience causes less harm to the environment. The use of nanotechnology helps to make these substances more productive. It is used as a small sensor and monitoring device that improves the development of the crop.
Through nano-based smart delivery systems and nano-sensors, farmers are continuously informed about whether water and nutrients have been effectively used in farming. Apart from this, they also monitor the quality of crops grown in the field.
3. Geospatial Technology
Farmers can get good yields by using appropriate fertilizers and ingredients in the right proportions for the crop. Soil is genetically variable in every region. Fertilizers are also used accordingly in different areas.
Geospatial technology helps determine the correct fertilizer and proportion in which they should be used. With this technology, farming can be done effectively on a large scale. Crops can be grown depending on the information required for cultivation such as:
- pH Rates
- Pest infestation
- Nutrient availability
- Crop characteristics
- Weather forecasts
4. Big Data
At present, smart farming can be done with Big Data. Data is collected from various sources through sensor systems. With the help of this technology, the decision-making ability of the farmers can be improved. New data collection devices are constantly being introduced in the Indian market.
India needs to adopt drone technology in agriculture. Through this, many tasks can be done in agriculture. For example, the monitoring of agricultural activities. Farmers can get high crop yields at less cost and time expenditure. Drones can be used with advanced sensors and digital imaging capabilities. Along with this, drones are also capable of capturing high-quality 3-D images of the soil. Apart from this, drones can be used for crop spraying, crop monitoring, planting and analysis of fungal infections. It can track fields so it can also be used for irrigation.
These 5 advanced technologies should ideally be adopted by every farmer in India. Many educational and awareness programs are also being organized by the government to strengthen Indian agriculture. Still, most of the farmers are not aware of modern farming techniques. Hundreds of start-ups are also bringing much-needed progress to this field. These are working in line with farmers and agricultural trade. Startups are constantly striving to make their work easier and increase the yield.
One such start-up is Bijak. Bijak is India’s No. 1 Agri-Trading app which gives the farmers, suppliers and commission agents the freedom to trade from any corner of the country from the comfort of their home. This is a mandi accounting software developed to reduce the time consumed of commission agents in mandi accounting including bill generation, inventory management and other mandi associated activities. With an aim to provide solutions to the day-to-day problems faced in mandi accounting by commission agents, Mandi Accounting Software – Charge ERP was introduced.
ChargeERP the solution
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