Agriculture in India

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The history of Agriculture in India dates back to Indus Valley Civilization and even before that in some places of Southern India. India ranks second worldwide in farm outputs. As per 2018, agriculture employed 50% of the Indian work force and contributed 17-18% to country's GDP.


  • Kuiper [...] clearly puts it [the word for wheat] in the group of foreign words adopted before the Aryans reached India, [...] there are problems [...]. The trouble begins with the non-attestation of the word in the Rigveda. [...] It is puzzling because this earliest extant text in Sanskrit is supposed to be linked with the earliest Indo-Aryan speakers who entered India. Moreover, the geographical area of the genesis of the Ṛgveda is considered a fertile wheat producing region [...] As a matter of fact, there is abundant archaeological evidence of wheat remains from the Punjab [...] from the period before the invasion of Indo-Aryan speakers.
    • About the Sanskrit word for wheat.
    • WOJTILLA 1999: The Sanskrit Godhūma Apropos of a short Incursion in Indo-European and Indo-Aryan prehistory. Wojtilla, Gyula. Akademiai Kiadoi, Budapest, 1999. (WOJTILLA 1999:228). Quoted in Talageri, S. G. (2010). The Rigveda and the Avesta. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan. (WOJTILLA 1999:226-227)
  • Barley cultivation was developed in the Indus Valley.
    • Stephen Oppenheimer. Eden in the East: the Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia (Phoenix paperback, London 1999 (1998)), Stephen Oppenheimer, quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2007). Asterisk in bharopiyasthan: Minor writings on the Aryan invasion debate.
  • Leach was among the first to recognize that the word rice, from Tamil-derived Greek oryza, ultimately stems from Sanskrit vrihi, and not some other way around. The etymology of vrihi as allegedly Dravidian was always a showpiece of the Dravidian substratum theory, hence of the AIT.

Agriculture and Indian economy[edit]

The contributions of agriculture in Indian economy have been increasing over the years. According to the economic survey, the share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP) has reached almost 20% for the first time in last 17 years making a sole bright spot in GDP performance during financial year 2020-2021. [1]

Modern farms and agriculture operations have changes over the years primarily because of advancements in technology, including sensors, devices, machines, and information technology. [2]

Information and technology brings revolution in farming & agriculture industry! Personalized e-Com stores and market places bring farming products like fertilizers, seeds, machines & equipment that helps farmers grow quality products. On the other hand educational portals let farmers know innovative things about farming that increases contributions of agriculture in economy.[3][4][5] [6]

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