Agriculture feeds the globe. About 40% of the global workforce is in agriculture which is nearly about 1.3 billion people. This means that agriculture is the world’s largest provider of Jobs. Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is the largest source of livelihoods in India. 70 percent of its rural households still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, with 82 percent of farmers being small and marginal. India also needs to improve its management of agricultural practices on multiple fronts.
Agro-maps break down primary food crops by sub-national administrative districts. It aggregates by crop production, area harvested and crop yields. In these agriculture maps, we see which crops are best-suited for each environment. Farming also faces a number of problems. For example, population increase, climate change, world hunger and water stress. All things considered, agriculture maps can convey this information to make knowledgeable decisions.
Agro-Maps is an interactive web-based information system which contains statistics on primary food crops, aggregated by sub-national administrative districts. It contains basically tabular data, presented on a map background, on crops. Agro-MAPS allows to select by country, eventually sub-national unit (if available for the selected year), crop, crop theme (production, area harvested and crop yields), and year. Agro-MAPS data are obtained mainly from published reports on national agricultural censuses, usually carried out every 5 to 10 years, or from annual estimates reported in published sources.
Gramin Mitra considers Agro Mapping as an integral part of research activity for the benefit of the rural population of the Jharkhand State.A Geo Mapping Software is proposed to be developed by the Gramin Mitra Team in which there is an interface where user can select a piece of land /geographical area using the Map API .It is useful for developers of agricultural applications and farmers in many ways.
Information about various Government Schemes related to agriculture like National Food Security Mission for Farmers and their dependents for production, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna for Rural Farmers for various ongoing schemes like mega food parks etc., Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for Farmers for insurance of crops etc. is available on Gramin Mitra site,Where eligible Farmers can access the information and avail the benefits of these schemes.
Rural Farmers can utilize various new techniques developed in Agro Mapping to it’s advantage by the study and analysis report of the land for cultivation and selection of a suitable crop for agricultural activity.Farmers can also utilize various agricultural schemes related information given on the website for their benefits.Finally,the Agro Mapping technique is very much helpful to Farmers in a positive way.