10 technological innovations that are revolutionizing Indian agriculture
The Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar had said that as per estimates by the Central Statistics Office, the share of agricultural products/agriculture and allied sectors in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which was 51.9 per cent in 1950-51, has come down to 13.7 per cent in 2012-13. That contribution is abysmally low for a sector that employs about 50 per cent of the country’s population. However, this is mainly due to the farmers’ inability to generate income from their crops and curb their growing debt.
What can we do about it? Some startups came up with an innovative answer to that question.