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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Indian Agriculture

Deepak Kumar

General Economics and Teaching from EconWPA

Abstract: The Indian agricultural sector is leveraging the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to disseminate the right information at the right time. The cost factor in face-to-face information dissemination and the difficulties in reaching the target audiences have necessitated the introduction of ICT in agriculture. This article discusses the different models related to ICT in Indian agriculture like, Kisan call centers, The Gyandoot project, Bhoomi project, Village knowledge centers, and AGMARKNET. In the end, the article discusses the barriers and the outlook of ICT in Indian agriculture.

Keywords: Information; Agriculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-03-03
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 3
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