New technology encouraging farmers in India
In spite of the government action steps taken, the part of agriculture to the GDP progressively diminishes each year. Nonetheless, tech-savvy entrepreneurs are making use of technology to encourage farmers in India.
Although 80% of farmers in the USA utilize brilliant farming technologies, Indian farmers still rely on monsoon for the future of their crops. Upgraded farming technologies comprise of various technological developments that make agriculture more foreseeable and profitable. It can assist farmers in measuring soil and weather requirements, inclusive of ambient temperature, humidity, dew point rainfall.
Other than this, it can even help farmers in determining the need to use the accurate kind and amount of seed. Additionally, predictions concerning pest attacks can even assist farmers in taking the necessary preventive and defensive action steps in time.
This updated technology has come as a rescue measure for the farmers in India. Silme Marak, a farmer in Tura town of Meghalaya, is making up to 70% more per kg on her pineapple yield which she considered would have to be left to spoil as there were no purchasers. But despite that, marketing her produce on the A-Bani app-enabled her to sell the product straight away to the consumers, customers, even in lockdown.
Likewise, Harvesting Farmer Network, operated by Ruchit Garg stationed in Chandigarh, is a virtual network that links farmers to consumers. He asserts that his team has sold almost 20,000 tonnes of product in two months period. This contains grapes of Bangalore, avocados of Nilgiri, and also papaya from Chhattisgarh. Keeping that aside, Anand Sankar, social entrepreneur of Uttrakhand has sold 250 boxes of apples via social media campaign. In addition to that multiple mango farmers of Maharashtra were even alleviated when they managed to sell their products through Gaia Agritech, owing to agricultural technologies.
About 3 million hectares of coastal land endangers the means of living of millions of small paddy farmers based in India. Despite this, CSSRI with universal effort has prepared 120 brand new salt-tolerant rice varieties using modern technology. Furthermore, this number contains multiple salt-tolerant seeds for various types of land and rice consumption options.
Farmpal, a Pune based Agri-startup is making use of AI to lessen farm food wastages in the supply chain. They have even made a mobile app that links the farmers and consumers. The app even simplifies inventory management, order cycles, supply-demand forecasts, and analytics. AI employs the available data to disclose details on-peak and off-peak days for every customer segment and seasonal variations. The forecast of demand given out a week prior enables farmers to sustain with the supply, thus lowering the wastage.
Altogether, the technological developments in agriculture is the only solution to reduce the agricultural anguish not just in India but all throughout the globe.