Rural Empowerment through ICT for Farmers

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30
Oral Presentation
Mukesh RANGA, CSJM University, Kanpur (INDIA), India
India is a country with 638,596 villages scattered in different states and union territories. The villages are connected through classified and non classified roads. Quality Agriculture output depends on land fertility, seeds’ strength, pesticides’ quality, fertilizers quantity in combination with supported climate and watering. Due to perishability of agriculture output cannot procure by the farmers for longer time.. For getting suitable return of agricultural products the farmer has to proceed for (a) grading and packing; (b) storing until shipping lots are assembled; (c) getting a market; (d) shipment; (e) loss from deterioration of goods; (f) financing the sales. Farmers in rural areas have to put their enormous effort to get better output and after that he has to sell it to the target customers through number of mediators. Information Technology has emerged as a powerful tool for the farmer to take quality decision during the process of production and marketing of agriculture product. Employment of Information and Communication Technology by the movement has strengthened the farmers. ICT has enabled the farmers to get updated information related to climate, inputs and suitable markets. The aim of this paper is to explore the current and potential impacts of ICTs for farmers in rural areas.