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Challenges Faced in Modern Agriculture

EasyChair Preprint no. 10044

11 pagesDate: May 10, 2023


India is one of the major players in the agriculture sector worldwide and it is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population. India has the world's largest cattle herd, largest area planted to wheat, rice, and cotton, and is the largest producer of milk, pulses, and spices in the world.  Agriculture sector in India holds the record for second-largest agricultural land in the world generating employment for about half of the country’s population. Thus, farmers become an integral part of the sector to provide us with means of sustenance.The agricultural sector is a significant part of the Indian economy in terms of its GDP contribution. It is a source of employment for the majority of the nation's population.This sector has tremendous growth opportunities at the moment, with India already being one of the largest agricultural producers globally. The agriculture sector in India is expected to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investment in agricultural infrastructure. India is expected to be self-sufficient in pulses in the coming few years due to concerted effort of scientists to get early maturing varieties of pulses and the increase in minimum support price. Farmers over-depend on unreliable rain and lack of irrigation facilities that leads to a decline in agricultural output. Poverty and illiteracy of the farmers prevent them from making large-scale capital investments and adopting scientific methods of cultivation.Small farmers in India often have difficulty accessing markets to sell their products, which limits their income and economic growth.One of the main handicaps with Indian agriculture is the lack of cheap and efficient means of transportation.Even at present there are lakhs of villages which are not well connected with main roads or with market centres.The objective of this research is to identify the problems present in Indian Agriculture and then find solutions to minimize them.

Keyphrases: agricultural infrastructure, Agriculture, Fragmentation, GDP contribution, Large-scale capital investments

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  author = {Vaishnavi Naik and Madhushree Karmakar and K Mohanasundaram},
  title = {Challenges Faced in Modern Agriculture},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10044},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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