Significance and Application of Operations Research in Agriculture

Aarushi Arun
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Agriculture is one of the most important sectors in the Indian Economy as a large percentage of total population are involved in it but it contributes to a very small part of the country's total GDP (about 18-20%). It contributes to such a low part due to the use of conventional methods of doing agriculture rather than adapting to newer and better methods of agriculture. Various factors affect monsoon in India-location of the place, type of soil and the amount of rainfall received. Operations
more » ... eived. Operations Research can be conducted in the field of agriculture to help improve the production methods so that the resources are efficiently utilized and the agricultural workers gain the highest benefit. The purpose of this research paper is to find the best possible solutions for the agricultural pattern by considering all the different factors affecting the production and sales of the materials produced. The different kinds of methodology used in operations research in agriculture are -Game Theory Model, Transportation problems to find the least cost of transporting the goods and Linear programming problems to find the most profitable crops and accordingly allocating resources towards it.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.10113 fatcat:5uchcwfajnbi3iipg73bfntshu