Use of ICT to increase Efficiency in agricultural Development: footstep towards Rural Development

NCIDCAS | Special Issue | December-2018 | Published Online: 22 December 2018    PDF ( 157 KB )
Author(s)
Prof. Sangeeta Mahesh Borde 1; Prof. Kavita Prashant Shinde 2; Prof. Bareen K.Shaikh 3

1Assistant Professor (Dept Computer Science) MIT ACSC,Alandi (D),Pune-412105 (India)

2Assistant Professor (Dept Computer Science) MIT ACSC,Alandi (D),Pune-412105 (India)

3Assistant Professor (Dept Computer Science) MIT ACSC,Alandi (D),Pune-412105 (India)

Abstract

In developing country like India, ICT evolution makes rural population become an active participant in growth of our country. The purpose of the study is to explore the use of ICT in rural development and its efficiency in agricultural development. ICT is not related with only item like internet, computers or telecommunications but it is different electronic tools that provide the functions of information processing and communication, including transmission and display. Through ICT tools people in rural areas can connect with local, regional and national economy, access market, banking/financial services and employment opportunities. The present study assesses the extent of use of ICT tools.

ICT can help an average Indian farmer to get relevant information regarding agro-inputs, crop production technologies, agro processing, market support, agro-finance and management of farm agri- business. For eg; A case of weather forecasting was taken up where the farmers of Maharashtra state are given weather updates through mobile phones SMSs. Based on these SMSs, the farmers can take preventive/ corrective measures. It will definitely increase economic growth in India.

Keywords
ICT, Rural development, Information technology, Economic growth
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