Indian Agriculture and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Edited by: M. Hilaria Soundari
Farming is the principal means of livelihood for 65% of India's population. However, Indian farmers still suffer from the absence of information access. Farmers require timely information on weather conditions, sowing time, the markets, etc. The role of information and communications technology (ICT) could efficiently address the concerns of farmers stationed even at remote locations around the country. However, low literacy levels, cost of computers, and poor communications infrastructure make it impossible for many farmers to directly adopt ICT. This calls for institutional efforts to provide ICT-based services to farmers. This book contains 11 research papers which provide deep insights into the various dimensions of the application of ICT to India's agriculture.
Publication Date: 1/3/2011