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Ict

  1. 1. Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  2. 2. What is ICT? According to UNESCO (2004) ICT can be broadly understood as technology that facilitates communication, processing and transmission of communication by electronic means. ICT means technology required for information processing particularly electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, process, transmit and retrieve information is referred to as ICT
  3. 3. Tools of ICTs Old tools New tools Radio Mobile phone Television Multimedia Telephone Internet and satellite
  4. 4. ICT projects in IndiaSl. No. State No. of projects 1 Delhi 45 2 Karnataka 44 3 A.P 35 4 Tamilnadu 29 5 Maharashtra 28 6 Kerala 13 7 Gujarath 11 8 Rajasthan 09 9 M.P 08 10 U.P 08
  5. 5. Uses of ICT in agricultural development Online information on education, training and consultation E-commerce, direct linkage between local producers, traders, retailers and suppliers Facilitation, interaction among researchers, extension workers and farmers Question and answer services (kissasn call center)
  6. 6.  Up to date information to farmers about package of practices, market information, weather forecasting, input supply, credit availability Provision of early warning system about disease/pest problems, rural development programmes and crop insurance etc Marketing of milk and milk products
  7. 7.  Increased efficiency of cooperatives through computer communication network Tele education to farmers Websites established by agricultural institutions on latest information to extension workers
  8. 8. ICT projects in KarnatakaSl. No. State Project1 Karnataka Bhoomi Kisan call centre
  9. 9. IssuesLack of qualified graduates at level – ILess number of terminals in KCCNot handling call at level-IIPoor publicityLess salary for the level – I staff
  10. 10. Conclusion It caters the needs of the farmers Improves the communication process It saves the time and money Helps in disseminating the information quickly over a large area

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