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3) Practice of Information, technology and communication in agriculture can achieve the triad of empowerment, enablement and expansion. comment.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

3) Practice of Information, technology and communication in agriculture can achieve the triad of empowerment, enablement and expansion. comment.(250 words)

Indian economy by Dutta and Sundaram

Why this question:

 From the perspective of socio-economic and sustainability of the agricultural system, Information can be a valuable tool, in a sense that it’s immaterial, so if we harness the information technology, we can produce more food with less input.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must bring out the significance of ICT in agriculture.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Body:

The relevance of ICT for Agricultural Development in general and for Agricultural empowerment and enablement in particular is extremely high for a country like India. E-agriculture involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to use information and communication technologies in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture.  

Conclusion:

Technological empowerment is essential for evergreen revolution and E-agriculture has the potential to put India on the higher pedestal of ’Second Green Revolution’ by making Indian agricultural sector self-sufficient. However, digital agricultural interventions need to be pro-poor i.e. technology should be economical and affordable in adoption and implementation.

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