The history of Agriculture in India dates to Indus Valley Civilization Era and even before that in some parts of Southern India. During the Sangam age, 200 BCE – 200 CE, agriculture was the main vocation of the Tamils.
India is mainly an agricultural country. Agriculture was called the backbone of Indian economy. Almost 60% to 70% of India’s population depends upon agriculture for their livelihood. It was considered a necessity for life, and hence was treated as the foremost among all occupations. The farmers were placed right at the top of the social classification.
But now with the advancement of technologies, all the agricultural lands turned to high-tech residential apartments and commercial properties. The tradition of agriculture started diminishing.;
The Chennai Based Indira AgroTech, works hard and carries out innovative projects to bring back to life the diminishing Agricultural Tradition, to preserve it, and to ensure healthy food and water for the future generation by equipping the farmers, their families, and aspiring farmers with the traditional farming techniques.
The Founder and Director of the Organisation Dr.Mrs.Anandha Bharathi, by her unique research projects works strenuously towards improving the fertility of the agricultural lands, making city-dwellers invest on agriculture-related industries, setting up integrated agriculture-aquaculture farming systems, creating agriculture based employment opportunities and thus achieves an enhanced eco-system.
Consistent with this, Indira Agro Tech has decided to launch a festival named ‘Uzhave Thalai’ to celebrate farmers and farming on Dec 23 – the birthday of former Prime Minister Mr. Charan Singh, which is celebrated as kisan Diwas (Farmer’s Day) in India.
The co-founder of Indira Agro-tech Mr. Bhupesh Nagaraj, activist Mr. Pamaiyan and famous film personalities are taking part in the event. Let us join hands and be firmly united to achieve our motto ‘Agriculture for All’. In this noble initiative of Indira agro tech.
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