Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Role Of Information Technology In The Agricultural Sector With Reference To Rice Cultivation In India

P. Jebah Shanthi , Dr. G. Bhuvaneshwari


This paper aims to study the role of information technology in the agricultural sector with reference to rice cultivation and rice exports in India. Secondary data has been used from the Government of India publications to analyze the past five years data from 2015-16 to 2019-20. India is a country where more people rely on agriculture for their livelihood but still farmers face lots of challenges and problems. The problems faced by farmers are lack of information, lack of credit facilities, lack of labour and insurance. To overcome these problems, usage of modern methods and techniques is required to improve productivity. Lack of education makes the farmers use traditional methods which increases the cost of production and provides them with less income. The increasing demand for food caused due to the increased population has created a positive pressure on the agricultural sector to produce more yield with the existing conditions. The technology has also paved the way for the growth of agricultural output by implementing latest techniques like artificial intelligence, satellite images for agricultural areas, weather forecast, monitoring soil health and using drones to spray fertilizers for crops. The Government of India along with the World Bank has been taking various measures to provide credit facilities to farmers and provide information on government policies, schemes and market prices.

Pages: 3303-3308

Keywords: agriculture, rice, export, production, technology.

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