Agriculture is the main occupation in India. Our 70% of population is depends on agriculture directly or indirectly. It is the main source of food, fodder and fuel & thus the basic foundation of economic development by providing highest contribution to national income. Generally speaking, agriculture is production of crops and live stock on a farm. In Economics, agriculture means cultivation of crops along with animal husbandry, poultry, dairy farming, fishing and even forestry. 

The significance of agriculture as follows

  • Contribution to National Income
  • Main food source
  • Role in Industrial development
  • Revenue
  • Foreign Trade
  • International business
  • Transport
  • Economic Development
  • Labour

The development of agriculture has much to do with the economic welfare of our country. Our agriculture remained under developed for a long time, but the things are changing now. Great improvements have been made in agriculture through our five year plans & Green Revolution in the agricultural field after the independence.

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The Government has set up agencies like the Food Corporation of India to purchase the farm produce directly from the farmers at Government rates so that the farmers may not be fleeced by the middlemen.

Thus we see that every effort is being made to develop our agriculture and boost the agriculture production. We should not rest here. We should continue our efforts to develop our agriculture still further.

ICAR – Indian Council for Agricultural Research (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare)

ICAR is an apex body under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India dedicated to agricultural research, education and extension in the country through a country wide network of Institutions and KVKs.

ICAR serves various categories of stakeholders, such as farmers, students, entrepreneurs, researchers and others interested in agricultures and allied sectors.

ICAR- Public Interface has been developed as a public-connect platform for stakeholders in more efficient, quick and simple manner by direct approach. Users can send their queries through web interface or SMS directly to Subject Matter Divisions of ICAR or Research Institutes and receive response quickly.

Modern Farming

Modern Farming Methods increases the production in almost every sector and can feed the world. A major part of our population is directly or indirectly involved with agriculture and farming business as the income source of people is limited. So raising  poultry, ducks, dairy, fish, sheep, goat etc. can be a great source of earning some extra income as well it will ensure availability of food for the next generation and continuously growing population.

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Animal husbandry is the branch of agriculture concerned with animals that are raised for meat, fibre, milk, eggs and other products. It includes day-to-day care, breeding, and the raising of livestock.

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People have become increasingly concerned about the welfare of farm animals and laws and standards are widely enforced in response. In culture, animal husbandry often has an idyllic image, where happy animals live in attractive countryside.

NAFED – National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.
was established on 2nd Oct 1958. NAFED is registered under the Multi State Co-operative Society’s Act.
NAFED was setup with the object to promote Co-operative Marketing of Agriculture produce to benefit the farmers. Agricultural farmers are the main members of NAFED, who have the authority to stay in the form of members of the General Body in the working of NAFED.