Agro Allied industries or Agro-based industries are industries whose primary raw materials are agricultural products. Agriculture provides vital resources and raw materials to the industrial sector.
Relationship between Agriculture and Industry
- Agriculture supply raw materials to the consumer goods industry.
2. Agriculture also supplies food items to the industrial workers.
3. Industries supply scientific tools and equipment’s like tractors, harvesters, etc. to agriculture, which increase the per hectare production
4. Agriculture provides market for industrial products
5. Development and improvement in agriculture simultaneously brings about development in industry. Vice Versa.
6. Industries provide large employment opportunities which help to absorb all the surplus labour in the agriculture..
7. Agricultural sector itself is a huge market for the different finished products of Industries.
8. Industries produce agro-chemicals for agriculture uses e.g. pesticle, fertilizers, vaccines, herbicides, etc.
9. Industries provide storage facilities for agricultural produce like milk, fruits, meat stored in silos, cans.
10. Agriculture also allows a shift of factors of production like land to industries.
EXAMPLES OF AGRO ALLIED INDUSTRIES AND THEIR RAW MATERIALS
|Agro Allied Industries||Raw Materials Used|
|Beverage Industry||Coffec,cocoa and tea|
|Soap industries||Oil seeds/oil|
|Feed mill||Cereal and grains|
|Tyre industries||Rubber latex|
|Sugar industries||Sugar cane|
|Paper industries||Pulp wood|
|Starch industry||Cassava and maise|
|Textile and Ginnery||Cotton|
|Tobacco industry||Tobacco leaves|
|Fruit canning industry||fruits|
|Oil milling industry||Oil seed|