RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION

The future
of Indian agriculture

Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for people to use and their distribution to markets. Agriculture provides most of the world's food and fabrics.
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Shifting agriculture

Shifting agriculture, system of cultivation that preserves soil fertility by plot (field) rotation, as distinct from crop rotation.

Plantation Agriculture

This type of agriculture has developed in hilly areas of north-eastern India.

Intensive farming

Intensive farming is an agricultural intensification and mechanization system

Dry Agriculture

Dry farming or dry-land farming may be defined as a practice of growing crops without irrigation in areas which receive an annual rainfall of 750 mm – 500 mm or even less.

Types of Farming Systems in India

Understand everything about types of farming in India.

Types of Agriculture

Subsistence agriculture
Subsistence agriculture
Subsistence agriculture is the production of food primarily for consumption by the farmer and mostly found in less developed countries.
Wet land farming
Wet land farming
Many areas of India are affected by heavy monsoon rains and subsequent flooding.
Extensive agriculture
Extensive agriculture
This is the modern type of farming that can be seen largely in the developed world and in some parts of India.

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Crop rotation

Crop rotation is the practice of planting different crops sequentially on the same plot of land to improve soil health, optimize nutrients in the soil, and combat pest and weed pressure. For example, say a farmer has planted a field of corn.
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Agriculture Development
Agriculture Development
Agriculture development should be such that Agriculture development brings about a revolution in the agriculture industry to give birth to an agriculture which is profit giving and at the same time eco friendly.
The concept of development
The concept of development
All rural extension work takes place within a process of development, and cannot be considered as an isolated activity. Extension programmes and projects and extension agents are part of the development of rural societies.
Agriculture's Contribution to Rural Development
Agriculture's Contribution to Rural Development
Rural development policies should exploit the contribution of farming, both in terms of improving on-farm activities and supporting ancillary services, to secure sustainable development for rural areas.

Agriculture Biologic and the Role of Biosphere Services in agriculture

The agricultural sector forms the backbone of the Indian economy and provides a great scope for economic growth of the country. In fact, agriculture has been the single largest contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India. The agricultural produce of India comprises about 75 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. agriculture is a key player in the economy of numerous developing countries across the world. There are various policies that are implemented to promote agriculture in the country.
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