Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity protection, are essential for holistic rural development. Indian agriculture and allied activities have witnessed a green revolution, a white revolution, a yellow revolution and a blue revolution.
Currently, around 47 per cent of India's population depends on agriculture for a livelihood. And for most of the 21st century, India will remain an agricultural society. One cannot underplay the role of agricultural growth in improving rural incomes and securing India's food and nutritional needs.
Our population is expected to be 1.4 billion by 2020. The increasing population, coupled with growing income will generate increased demand for food grains and non-food grain crops. Therefore, Indian agriculture has to achieve a higher growth rate targeted at 4 per cent per annum on a sustainable basis.
Initiatives by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India
In recent years much emphasis has been given by the Ministry of Agriculture on commercializing Indian agriculture and it is working on strategies to achieve 4 per cent annual growth rate. These include focus on potential areas, regionally-differentiated strategies, crop diversification and the scientific management of natural resources.
The new initiatives in the form of National Food Security Mission and Rashtriya Kriski Vikas Yojana taken by the Ministry of Agriculture will rejuvenate this sector.
Adequate production and distribution of food has become a high priority and global concern. In the fast changing world and increasing competition in a globalized economy, there is a need for exploiting the available resources to the maximum level and use of best technologies available world over, to cope up with domestic demand of food and also to target export market.
Maharashtra is the most advanced and flourished region of india in terms of technological advancement and adaptation of new technologies by the farming community.
Therefore, Pune, an important city of Western India, is an ideal place for organizing AGREX India 2016 for bussiness traders to display and introduce their latest mechanization & technological innovations product ranges and also for farmers to see all these innovations including machines and technologies at one place. You may launch your products & services among thousand of farmers & agro entrepreneurs who will be visiting this Expo.
Global Scenario of Agriculture/Farm Mechanization :
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, The BRICS Nations along with Japan and Turkey are joining the ranks of heavy weight agricultural machinery markets.
According to UNACOMA, India and China were confirmed as the countries with the greatest take-up of tractors with sales of 430,000 and 400,000 units respectively in 2011 in the power categories over 30 hp and not counting the vast numbers of self-propelled machinery. Europe was shifted to become the second world market at 136,000 tractors ahead of the United States of America at 84,000 units with the arrival of new and important majors in the market.
The figures for Europe and the USA confirm the close relationship between general economic conditions and the mechanization market with the growth in tractor sales in the more economically solid countries like India and China. Hence India has emerged as New Agricultural Machinery Mega Market.
In consonance of the efforts of Indian Government for making India self sufficient in food grain production and increasing farm income, we Media Today Group is organizing AGREX India 2017 - International Exhibition on Agriculture, Farm Machinery & Agri Processing Technologies at Pune from 24-26 February 2017 which is going to pump in more value additions to the existing technology from all over the world.
AGREX India 2017, the Mega exhibition concurrently with 9th International Horti Expo 2017, 12th International Flora Expo 2017 and 11th Landscape & Gardening Expo 2017 will, therefore, be an eye opener for the growers, wholesalers, importers, exporters and all other stakeholders of every segment of Agriculture and Farm Machinery, Equipment and allied sectors who want to expand and diversify their business and activities.