- Gujarat is the " Growth Engine of India".
- Gujarat, Leading as Second in "Green Revolution", has achieved Agricultural Growth table at 9.6% and has carved a niche in the field of Agricultural Development in India.
- Gujarat, a land where the farmer and the industrialist prosper side by side.
Situated on the western coast of India, Gujarat has long been considered one of the most progressive states of India on both the industrial and agricultural fronts. Imbued with a proactive, visionary outlook, the government of Gujarat has catalyzed development in various spheres, thus propelling the state towards progress.
Gujarat is endowed with abundant natural resources in terms of fertile land, river systems, good soil and climatic conditions in many parts of the state and good support in terms of input industries and, most importantly, enterprising people and technical talent. These many advantages contribute significantly to Gujarat’s vibrant agricultural sector.
Strengths Of Gujarat’s Agriculture Business Sector
- Diversified crops and cropping patterns
- Climatic diversities - 8 agriculture climatic zones
- Strong agricultural research capabilities
- 4 agricultural universities
- Emerging contract farming opportunities
- Strong agriculture marketing infrastructure: APMCs, market yard, cold storages, processing units, services and business centres
- Increasing adoption of hi-tech agriculture technologies like tissue culture, green houses and shed-net houses leading to higher yield and production
- A VSAT based real time multi commodity exchange at Ahmedabad
- Agriculture export zones: mango and vegetables, onion, sesame
- Upcoming critical infrastructure: perishable cargo complex, banana pack house, port-based agriculture cargo handling logistic hub, vapour heat treatment (VHT) with integrated pack house
Major Agricultural Crops:
Bajra, Groundnut, Cotton, Rice, Maize, Wheat, Mustard, Sesame, Pigeon pea, Green gram and Sugarcane
Major Horticulture Crops:
Mango, Banana, Sapota, Lime, Guava, Tomato, Potato, Onion, Cumin, Garlic, Isabgul and Fennel