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Title: POWER OF ICT


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POWER OF ICT
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CHALLENGES IN AGRICULTURE
  • Agriculture is an important sector with the
    majority of the rural population in developing
    countries depending on it.
  • Sector faces major challenges of enhancing
    production in a situation of dwindling natural
    resources necessary for production, Water
    shortages, declining soil fertility, effects of
    climate change and
  • rapid decrease of fertile agricultural lands
    due to urbanization
  • Growing demand for Agricultural products offers
    opportunities for producers to sustain and
    improve their livelihoods.

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DECISION SUPPORT FOR EHANCING KHARIF PRODUCTION
  • Key improvements stem from information about
    regulations early warning systems ,pest and
    disease control, new varieties, new ways to
    optimize production with the applicability of
    ICT .
  • Timely information for the transplantation of
    Non basmati variety paddy and basmati
    variety of paddy to arrest the falling trend in
    ground water
  • Propagation of Direct seeded rice to conserve
    water
  • Leaf color chart for the Judicious use of
    fertilizers.
  • Use of Tensiometers
  • Providing soil health cards
  • Promoting Chisel ploughs to break the hard crust
    to conserve water and increase in yield

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TACKLING CHALLENGES IN AGRICULTURAL USING ICT
FOR
  • Timely availability of information(Weather
    information system and Pricing)
  • Need for relevant Agricultural information
  • Initiatives to expand the reach of farm extension
    services through phone, radio, video, Mobiles and
    Internet and sometimes all .
  • SMS or text messaging campaigns for enabling
    environment advocacy
  • Applications (apps) to help buyers manage
    transactions with the thousands of small-scale
    farmers who supply to them
  • Improving market access
  • Foster strategies and programmes with a
    long-term perspective

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Initiatives Taken By Department of Agriculture,
Punjab
  • 1. KISAN CALL CENTRE
  • As per instructions of Govt. of India Department
    registered names of State Level designating
    officers for Agriculture and allied Departments
    to implement Revised Escalation Matrix of KCC .
  • Department has created and forwarded User IDs
    of Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, SAU and
    Fisheries.
  • Names of district/block experts have been
    registered by Department of Agriculture, Punjab
    from 21 districts.
  • Now Department is going to arrange
    videoconferencing of Field Experts of Agriculture
    allied and F.T.A. of KCC to provide them online
    training regarding field problems.
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  • Regular Trainings for F.T.A.(Level-1) Level-2
    experts were conducted at P.A.U. Ludhiana.
  • Important Literature /books were supplied to
    KCC.
  • Due coverage given on Doordarshan and All
    India Radio
  • Under Mass Media Support to Agriculture
    Extension Mera Pind Mere
  • Khet is relayed on Doordarshan.
  • Dehati Programme of All India Radio is being
    regularly sponsored by Department from number of
    years.
  • Regular meetings of Rural Programme Advisory
    Committee are conducted with participation of
    Doordarshan, Agriculture Allied departments and
    P.A.U. Ludhiana.

2. MASS MEDIA
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KISAN CALL CENTRE
S.No Name of state NUMBER OF CALLS FROM 21/10/2004 to 30/4/2012 NUMBER OF CALLS FROM 01/05/2012 to Feb 2015
1 PUNJAB 395455 678727
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M-KISAN PORTAL
S.NO ADVISORIES /INFORMATION /SERVICE SENT TO THE FARMERS AS ON 01/04/2015 ADVISORIES /INFORMATION /SERVICE SENT TO THE FARMERS AS ON 01/04/2015 ADVISORIES /INFORMATION /SERVICE SENT TO THE FARMERS AS ON 01/04/2015
AGRICULTURE STATE(HQ) ATMA KVK
AGRICULTURE 3309 10134 1741273
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY 10574 10574 10574
HORTICULTURE 108699 108699 108699
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STATUS OF SEED/PESTICIDE /FERTILIZER/MACHINERY
DEALERS ON FARMER PORTAL AS ON 01/04/2015
STATE NUMBER OF SEED DEALERS NUMBER OF FERTILIZER DEALERS NOUMBER OF PESTICIDE DEALERS NUMBER OF MANUFACTURES TOTAL NUMBER OF DEALERS IN STATE
PUNJAB 6439 13179 9359 99 147
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