IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Scope and Significance Study Material (Page 1 of 24)

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Infrastructure (Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizers, Power) : Water Management

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For details on world agricultural regions, food security, nutritional problems, agricultural models, and famines, refer “Agricultural Geography” in “Human and Economic Geography” .

Water Management

Water is major input for crop production and rainfall is cheapest of source of water supply. Uneven and uncertain monsoon rainwater distribution has increased the need for artificial water supply by irrigation and removal of excess water by drainage. Thus, water manag…

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Infrastructure (Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizers, Power) : Seed

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Seed

Seed serves functions of perpetuation, multiplication, and dissemination, which are vital to plant species that lack vegetative propagation. Quality seeds ensure a uniform crop establishment with uniform vigor. Following are characteristics of good seeds:

  • Seeds should be of adaptable crop variety or hybrid. They should p…

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