ICT initiatives contributing to livestock development
Author(s): Ahmad Zia Ibrahimkhail
Abstract: In the Indian economy, agriculture and related sectors account for 13.7% of GDP, of which 27% is contributed solely by the livestock sector. According to NSSO, only about 5.1% of households in India have some modern technology related to animal husbandry activities. Estimates indicate that 60% of farmers do not have access to any information sources on advanced agricultural technologies, which has led to a huge adoption gap. Major ICT initiative in India includes Akashganga, Dairy information service kiosk (DISK), ICT for livestock productivity- NANDINI, Kissan Kerala, Tele support project, Jan Mitra (e-Mitra), Iffco Kisan Sanchar limited (IKSL), Gayansanchar, Grameen sanchar society information center (ATICS), Asha, Agri-portal/Matir Katha, Soochana se samadhan, Vasundhar Vahini,Sustainable access in rural india (SARI) project through net Ikisan, Cpmputer on wheels, Information village center of mssrf, The livestock guru, Online integrated computerized systems (OICS)-SUMUL. ICT helps bridge the existing communication gap. Strengthened and smooth communication has promoted the overall development of the country’s animal husbandry and has achieved success in acquiring information related to various aspect of livestock development.
How to cite this article:
Ahmad Zia Ibrahimkhail. ICT initiatives contributing to livestock development. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2016;1(1):19-24.