Agriculture

Introduction

India is agriculture based country and it plays an important role in driving the state of Indian economy. The impact of agriculture is not only on the production of food grains, vegetables and fruits, but on so many agriculture dependent industries which get its raw material from agriculture sector. A good monsoon would drive the SENSEX raging as bull, while floods or other such calamities would bring it to a grinding halt.

In recent years, Indian state of agriculture has improved a lot and it has started using state of art farming methodology, genetically improved seeds and cross bred varieties for high yield.a is surrounded by water bodies on multiple sides and there are numerous water bodies within the mainland. There is an approximately 7,500 km coastline and longer inland water channels. The fishing industry is therefore a rapidly increasing and important industry and aquaculture is a viable career option.

Nature of Work

Following are major career areas in the field of agriculture:

  • Agricultural Research
  • Agri-Business
  • Agro Industry
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Services in Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Farming
  • Conservation
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Management
  • Sericulture

Personality

Being involved in Aquaculture does not require a special kind of personality as such but one must be prepared to handle fishes and dissect them, travel on the water and be able to swim. Therefore, it is a major setback if one cannot physically handle fishes or stand the smell of fishes. Being sea sick is also a problem for certain kinds of job in the aquaculture industry. An interest in marine or aqua life is an added advantage. Being able to swim is not only an advantage, but also quite necessary.