AGREX INDIA 2020
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% 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 annum.
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 6th Agrex India 2020 – National Exhibition on Agriculture, Farm Machinery & Agri Processing Technologies in HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad, India. The event will pump in more value additions to the existing technology from all over the world.
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. The Government is working with a mission of “Sustainable Agriculture Production with minimum cost of cultivation, eventually enhancing the return on income to the farmer”. In the process of making the mission a reality, the Government is implementing schemes for the welfare of farmers like 9 hours free power supply, subsidized seed, subsidized interest rate on crop loans, subsidized and quality agricultural inputs etc., Andhra Pradesh occupies the first position in respect of agricultural loans from commercial and cooperative banks.
The debt waiver scheme of Central Government and the incentive scheme of the State Government have helped about one crore farmers in the state to the tune of Rs.16, 000 crore. The Government of Andhra Pradesh is also keen on introducing cooperative farming to set up farm yields.
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.
Agriculture is the main occupation of about 62% of the people in Andhra Pradesh. Rice is a major food crop and staple food of the State contributing about 77% of the food grain production. Other important crops are jowar, bajra, maize, ragi, small millets, pulses, castor, tobacco, cotton and sugarcane. Forests cover 23% of the State’s area. Important forest products are teak, eucalyptus, cashew, casuarina, bamboo, softwood, etc. The production of food grains in the state for the first time since formation of the State is recorded at 204.04 lakh tonne in 2008-09 as against 198.17 lakh tonne in 2007-08.
Andhra Pradesh has made significant contributions to India’s traditional Horticulture crops cultivation. Increased area and production under Horticultural crops has put Andhra Pradesh in a stronger position in terms of attracting investments from private sector. The area and production of fruits and vegetables have been increasing steadily; Andhra Pradesh has the potential to increase its contribution towards the economy by way of exports.
There is a voluntary shift in the cropping pattern, as returns from Horticulture per unit of land are higher in comparison to Agriculture. The Horticulture is climate resilient, therefore assures higher income to farmers. Due to changing Socioeconomic profile and increasing middle class coupled with higher per capita income this sector has more potential as food habits are changing and people are becoming more health conscious.
The aim of organizing 6th Agrex India 2020 concurrently with 15th International Flora Expo 2020 and 12th International Horti Expo 2020 is to facilitate the diversification of Indian agriculture.
Considering the potential, Hyderabad has been the prime choice for organizing 6th Agrex India 2020.
Agrex India 2020 will be an eye opener for the farmers, 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. It is a unique opportunity to launch your products & services among thousands of farmers & agro entrepreneurs who will visit this Expo