International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part C (2016)
Information technology & agricultural development: Empirical study on new initiatives & strategies
Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. Over 58 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, is one of the largest contributors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The history of agriculture in India dates back to the Rig Veda. Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry and fisheries accounted for 13.7% of the GDP (gross domestic product) in 2013, about 50% of the workforce. The economic contribution of agriculture to India's GDP is steadily declining with the country's broad-based economic growth. The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation under the Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for the development of the agriculture sector in India. It manages several other bodies, such as the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), to develop other allied agricultural sectors. This study reveals how the information technologies initiatives and strategies are used towards the agricultural development in the economy.
How to cite this article:
Maheshwari M. Information technology & agricultural development: Empirical study on new initiatives & strategies. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 188-189.