As India still grapples with the ongoing agrarian crisis, a ray of hope emerges with agriculture technology taking the reins, writes Radhika Udas at Express Computer. For a nation that has maximum livelihood in agriculture, government policies and acceptance of new technology have shown great results. While there has been a consistent rise in internal demand, the exports have increased multifold at US$ 38.54 billion in 2019. But, can new technology in agriculture be a savior for India?
Meet Ravi, he is a young farmer from Satara, Maharashtra. Ravi just completed his B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering and is now helping father, a farmer, in taking care of their farmlands. Being tech-savvy and bright, Ravi managed to increase the farm output by triple while reducing operational costs and losses by 32%!
How did he do that? Imagine this if you may: Ravi uses mobile apps introduced by the government to check market trends on the selling prices of various crops that can grow in his farms. He then jumps onto the weather prediction apps to predict the conditions for the next 6-8 months and prepare accordingly.
Continue reading at Express Computer.
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