Indian Automation In India

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INTRODUCTION Automation is the use of machines, control systems and information technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. Automation is the answer to India’s pursuit for being a world-class industrial competitor. The Indian farms are slowly beginning to feel the stimulus for the instrumentation, control and automation industry. Indian automation is advancing at a fast pace, yet it is one area that can never be achieved and admired – it is something that needs constant innovation and identification of trends in technology, and the innovations that thrust the implementation of automation in other countries. India, as one of the world’s fastest growing economies based on agriculture and farming,…show more content…
India has the world's largest dairy herd, composed of cows and buffaloes, at over 304 million. It stands first in milk production, with 112.5 million tons of milk produced in 2009- 2010 [2]. India is also the third largest egg-producer in the world, at over 180 million eggs being produced every day or 65.7 billion eggs for the year 2011-12, and the world’s sixth largest producer of poultry meat [2]. India is the top global exporter of buffalo meat, and is also the fourth largest exporter of soybean meal, an important ingredient in commercial feed for farmed animals [2]. Present farming practices require a lot of redundant manual labor, which is tedious as well as…show more content…
Automation provides a solution to some of these problems. However, automation is still under developed in Indian farms, which constitute for a vast majority of the Indian economy. Automation is a single solution to achieve quality as well as the environmental balance. Apart from this, the growing interface, optimization, quality control and product tracking are a few advantages, that India has now estimated to receive from higher automation controls. A number of automation has been implemented in farms abroad. For example, automatic milking of cattle has been introduced in Europe. The aim has been to measure the effects of converting from conventional parlor milking to milking all cows by an automated milking system (AMS) [3]. Automatic hatcheries are also in use for incubating eggs and maintaining health of newborn chicks. It also includes counting and boxing of eggs, weighing of chicks and eggs and removal of bad eggs [4]. This paper aims to raise awareness that there are now alternative ways to support farming. Modern farming techniques seek to diminish human involvement, escalate yield, and improve animal health. Economics, quality and consumer safety, all play its role in how animals are raised in the farm. The paper attempts to extend automation to the farm house level, by incorporating sophisticated home automation techniques, and adjusting them to suit a modern day

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