India

India's agriculture

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Population 1.237 billion

Type of governmeant

India has a constitutional/republic government


Poverty level 22%

Agricultural organizations

india uses the united nations Food and Agriculture organization


Education

India has both public and private schools which are funded by governments at the federal, state, and local levels


Average household income 1,371$

Average Family Size is 4

Main religions

Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism


Animal Rights

India has the Federation of Indian Animal protection that is much more efficient than the U.S.


They have really smart people so their economy is really good

Technology

Technological advancements in various sectors – Telecom, IT, Space Research, e- Governance


India with 1.2 billion people, now has 858.37 million mobile phone subscribers and is world’s 2nd largest in mobile users 17% of the mobile users in the world 3G Mobile Number Portability

It has the world’s 3rd largest Internet users with over 108 million 81 million users in Sep 2010 108 million users in Sep 2011 Expecting 130 million users by Sep 2012


in india they grow different products than the U.S.

India's technology also affects their agriculture

Landless agricultural laborers and marginal farmers constitute much of India’s poor. As population growth increases and more people enter an expanding rural labor force, either they must eke out a living in the rural sector or add to the growing pressure on the country’s urban areas. Meanwhile, agricultural jobs are fewer and the corresponding wages have been persistently below subsistence levels. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) takes aim at this problem by providing guaranteed employment to the rural poor at minimum wages in exchange for village public works. While the direct effects of this program appear clear—more income is being received by the poor, while village infrastructure is increasing—indirect effects within local agricultural economies abound. Theory developed in this paper shows the theoretical results of NREGA’s impact on agricultural wages, while recent empirical evidence demonstrates a 3-5% increase in agricultural wages. This has the potential to affect farm owners. A farm owner that relies on this targeted unskilled labor to fill relatively inexpensive labor roles during peak agricultural production periods may now alter his production decisions by choosing to adopt labor-saving technologies as a result of an increasing labor-to-capital input price ratios. I specify a threshold model of technology adoption to illustrate this short-run result. In the long run, there may be further ripple effects in the rural economy, including increased agricultural productivity and still higher wages for rural laborers. I use difference-in-differences and regression discontinuity designs to test my theoretical results empirically. These empirical methods take advantage of the unique nature of the phased program rollout.


India's main cash crops

The major crops and products of India include rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, and potatoes.


India's main animals are the elephant and indian rhinoceros

Indian food

The most popular of Indian dishes even abroad is the Indian cuisine which is a spicy and tasty delicacy which is mostly consumed on occasions not on a daily basis. However, Indian people have special dishes which vary from region to region and also for common dishes, the preparations are different. The common dishes are chapattis, dal, curries, rice, pickle, sweets, curds or lassi, idlis, dosas, tondoori chicken etc. Follow this link for more details


India's Culture and Cuisine

size

-India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of 1,166,079,217. India is the seventh largest country in the world, at 1.27 million square miles



-India is the largest democracy in the world


-The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite


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fun facts

-Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating


-To avoid polluting the elements (fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After the bones dry, they are swept into a central well


-It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India


-India leads the world with the most murders (32,719), with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year


-More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line


-Cows can be found freely wandering the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune. Cows are considered one of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk as does one’s natural mothe


-Many Indian wives will never say their husband’s name aloud, as it is a sign of disrespect. When addressing him, the wife will use several indirect references, such as “ji” or “look here” or “hello,” or even refer to him as the father of her child


A widow is considered bad luck—otherwise, her husband wouldn’t have died. Elderly women in the village might call a widow “the one who ate her husband.” In some orthodox families, widows are not allowed near newlyweds or welcomed at social gatherings.


-India is the birthplace of chess.l The original word for “chess” is the Sanskritchaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers