Sustainable agriculture is the need of the hour. The current scenario of agriculture needs to emphasize future generations as well since the resources are exhausting. The overuse of fuel, fodder, land and economic resources have led to little to no reserve for the future. Moreover, there is not much knowledge about implementing sustainability in agriculture among the farmers.
Even though the government is promising the masses about its future-ready plans in the agricultural field, the data doesn’t seem to be impressive! It is all due to the negligence and lack of education among the farmers and the policy-makers that are constituting to the havoc. It’s high time that people should start to emphasize the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Billions were spent on Indian agriculture innovation, but merely 4% on its sustainability.
India spends more than $ 3 billion annually ($ 25 billion in the period 2010-2018) on agricultural development, including investments made by the government, development partners, private companies, and private equity firms. While this is important, the average per capita expenditure on agriculture is less than $ 2.5 per person per year, the data show.
The Indian government is the biggest fund provider to agriculture. The country is The population of India is in an increasing trend. Therefore, sustainability should be a priority in agriculture to feed such a large population in future.
Indian agriculture is already facing a lot of issues like water scarcity, food spoilage, carbon emission, biodiversity loss, etc. Unless the patterns of agricultural production have changed dramatically with a strong focus on strengthening sustainable agriculture (depending on environmental impacts, human and social impacts), India will not be able to meet its food security objectives without significant damage to its territory.