Futuristic Innovations in Indian Agriculture
The growth is inevitable. The technology has disrupted common behaviour patterns. Traditional and conventional methods have been replaced with innovative techniques. The agricultural industry in India is no exclusion. With such a huge population to feed and to grow export of raw agricultural materials, India will have to adopt advanced methods for agriculture. The current traditional methods are heavily dependent on the weather forecast and natural resources. The crop yield is less and the financial condition of farmers is worsening. To eye on growth and build a better future for agriculture, we must consider these new innovations:
Agricultural drones are very much useful for farmers in monitoring crop growth and allow taking necessary steps for increasing production. Spraying pesticides over the farm field by using drone technology and taking pictures, gathering accurate crop data is an emerging trend in this sector.
Agricultural machinery has powered the growth of the agriculture sector. New machinery immensely increased the speed of agricultural activities. Threshers, Cultivators, Mowers, Seeders, Drillers are emerging and widely used agriculture implements in India.
Rural agriculture in India is heavily dependent on climate. Natural rain plays a crucial role in the health of crop yield. New technology developed will give early alerts about storms, floods and other natural agricultural hazards. It’ll recommend the percentile of rain and send a warning about the famine conditions.
Water scarcity can be solved by using advanced irrigation methods. Sprinkler irrigation is majorly used in Indian agriculture farms. Drip irrigation is a new micro-irrigation method developed which directly drops water at the root of plants. The goal is to minimize evaporation and save water.
Vertical farming is a concept of commercial farming whereby plants, animals, fungi and other life forms are cultivated for food, fuel, fibre or other products or services by artificially stacking them vertically above each other. Vertical farming is a popular method of agriculture in urban areas. The idea defines the production of fruits, vegetables, medicinal producing plants and other plant products in the cities.
Data science has stormed its way into engineering and industrial sectors. But it’s a surprise that it could be implemented in agriculture too. Collecting data for soil health, fertilizers, drones, seed quality, amount of rain will help to assess the quality and predict the quantity of crop yield. Data science will highlight the improvement necessary in the agricultural and motivate people to research and escalate to new technology.
For years, India has been known to the world as an agricultural economy. More than 60% of the population is involved in farming. Now it’s a chance for our country to research and led foundations for innovative techniques. India has the base set up in agricultural institutes and colleges. We are one of the richest countries when it comes to abundant natural resources. Better planning and proper execution are required to see the change. And yes the change will happen. Because change is inevitable.