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Agriculture in India

Agriculture in India has a history back dated from before the Christ period and employs almost 50% of its population even now, besides contributing almost 17-18% of the country’s GDP. [Also Read: Low Investment High Profit Business Idea, Coconut Reselling]

India ranks second in the farm outputs worldwide and first in the net cropped area. The agriculture business, apart from aiding the export business of the country, also supports several allied business sectors, such as Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Forestry. [Also Read: Zero Investment Amazon Delivery Job]

Though India ranks almost within five for most of the Agricultural and its processed products, the contribution of this business in the country’s GDP is decreasing steadily due to its broad-based economic growth. [Also Read: Free Raw Material Thiruneer - Sacred Ash Business]

As already stated, the nation with its roots in the value of agricultural soil, has made several cooperative societies and federations to assist the Farmers and Farming Business across the nation, through several government bodies and boards. [Also Read: No Investment Flipkart Seller Business]

Significance of Agricultural Products

As you know the food is derived from the Agricultural business and the primary purpose of any person who consumes it has to understand the significance of it.

Although the overall production, export and processed products are higher in the contemporary period, they are comparatively declining due to the technological advances and migration of the people from this line of business. [Also Read: Work from Home Frozen Samosa Business]

In-spite of highlighting the importance of Agriculture through various assistance programs and awareness campaigns the younger generation is getting away from this line of business considerably.

People on the other hand, few of them, who can understand the benefit are always pursuing and retaining the business activity and some are even attracted towards the business and getting into it with passion. [Also Read: Waffle Street Food Business Idea]

One such Agricultural Business, which has a high profitable potential and a considerable low investment to start, is being narrated in the below video along with a few more details, further beneath. Watch the Video and continue thereafter.

Copra (Dry Coconuts)

Coconut is a nutritious Agricultural product, which has various applications and benefits when consumed as raw, cooked and processed. [Also Read: Work from Home Cooking Oil Business]

There are several other products made using Coconuts through various means and through various processes. The fresh coconut has culinary and medicinal usage, whereas the dry coconut is used as a raw material for oil manufacturing. [Also Read: Free Food Business with Swiggy]

Copra is a dried coconut flesh, which is the fruit part of the coconut. The primary usage of copra is to extract, Coconut Oil from it, which is a vital agricultural commodity.

Even the waste coconut cake, which is left after the oil extraction is used as a healthy and nutritious livestock feed, which has a high demand in the market. [Also Read: Home Business Idea - Best Business Goat Farming]

Nutritional value of Copra

Quantity per 100 g

Energy                 354 kcal
Carbohydrates     24.23
Sugars                 6.23
Dietary fiber         9
Fat                       33.49
Protein                 3.33 g

Thiamine (B1)      0.066 mg
Riboflavin (B2)     0.02 mg
Niacin (B3)           0.54 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.014 mg
Vitamin B6           0.05 mg
Vitamin C             3.3 mg

Calcium                14 mg
Iron                       2.43 mg
Magnesium          32 mg
Phosphorus         113 mg
Potassium            356 mg
Zinc                      1.1 mg

Other constituents
Water                   47

The Oil extraction process is performed through various means, perhaps the business concept highlighted here is a value addition which needs to be performed with a physical effort after procuring the raw copra and selling them with the assistance of a government enterprise established for the benefit of farmers and promoting agriculture. [Also Read: Small Profitable Business, Asafoetida - Kabuli Hing Business]

For procurement of Raw Materials, the regions of Karnataka need to be sourced, since that region has a high availability of them. And for marketing, the assistance from Tamil Nadu Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited, needs to be sought. [Also Read: Waste to Wealth, Free Raw Material Essential Oil Business]

Below is the website of TANFED, for reference.
Hope the information and details provided are useful and benefits the aspiring entrepreneurs. Give this concept a try using the information and details shared. Make sure they are utilised wisely.

All the best!


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