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, 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 51 per cent of India's total workforce is engaged in agriculture and its allied sectors, like forestry, fisheries, and so on. For most of the 21st century India is expected to 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 and maintain a consistent and higher growth rate of 4 per cent per annum.
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. Strategies have been planned and schemes have been launched to achieve 4 per cent annual growth rate. These include focus on potential areas, regionally-differentiated strategies, crop diversification, precision farming, and scientific management of natural resources.
The new initiatives in the form of National Food Security Mission and RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana launched by the Ministry of Agriculture are aimed at rejuvenating 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 need to exploit the available resources to the maximum level and use the best internationally available technologies.This will help in coping with domestic demand for food and also contribute to international exports.
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 in agricultural machinery markets.
According to FederUnacoma report, India is world’s largest tractor market, with sales of 620,000 units in 2014, providing clear proof that 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, Media Today Group is organizing AGRITECH INDIA 2016- International Exhibition on Agriculture, Farm Machinery &Agri Processing Technologies in Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) Tumkur Road, Bangalore, India, 26-27-28 August 2016, The event will pump in more value additions to the existing technology from all over the world.
AGRITECH INDIA 2016- will 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.
Karnataka has one of the highest growth rates in India. With an overall GDP growth, it has managed to surpass all other states of India. For rural residents of the state, agriculture is the major occupation and the state offers great potential to the agriculture sector. Agriculture and its allied activities account for 49% of the state’s income. A major producer of many agricultural products, it is also home to one of the largest markets in Asia, Agriculture Produce Market at Amorgol in Hubli.
Bangalore being the capital of Karnataka has been our prime choice for the past many years. Bangalore International Exhibition Centre is India’s finest exhibition centre. Moreover, Bangalore is the main distribution hub of Southern India and is also easily accessible from all neighbouring states and overseas destinations.
BIEC complements its 40,000 sq.m of covered space in three aesthetically and functionally designed exhibition halls, with a 5000 sq.m of open display area, perfectly suitable for showcasing large and heavy machines. VIP Lounge and Business Centre are attached with every hall, in addition to exhibition management facilities. The Conference Centre, The Food Court and other support services for exhibitor and visitor comfort, all within the same complex, make BIEC a unique and most sought after exhibition centre in India.
The aim of organising 8th Agritech India 2016 concurrently with 7th edition of 'GrainTech India 2016', 6th edition of 'DairyTech India 2016', 3rd edition of 'MeatTech Asia 2016' and 2nd edition India FoodPark Expo 2016 is to facilitate the diversification of Indian agriculture.
Enjoying these advantages, Bangalore undoubtedly has been our prime choice for organizing 8th Agritech India 2016. Agritech India is an ideal platform for business traders to display and introduce their latest mechanization & technological innovations and product ranges, and also for farmers to see all these innovations including machines and technologies at one place. It is a unique opportunity to launch your products & services among thousands of farmers & agro entrepreneurs who will visit this Expo.