RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN FARM MECHANIZATION FOR SMALL AND MARGINAL FARMERS IN THE COUNTRY
The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) is one of the world’s largest agricultural research systems, with over 113 institutes in India. The ICAR provides scientific and technological assistance to improve agricultural output and has implemented a number of initiatives and policies aimed at increasing farmer income. It is dedicated to changing Indian agriculture through its research. Agriculture is one of India’s most important industries, accounting for over 20% of the country’s GDP. As a result, rapid agricultural expansion is required not just to satisfy expanding food demand but also to boost the income of individuals who rely on agriculture for a living, as agriculture employs about half of the nation’s population.