New Technologies To Boost Marketing of Agriculture Produce in India : An Overview

  • Neeta Singh

Abstract

Agriculture in India is the core sector for food security, nutritional security, and sustainabledevelopment & for poverty alleviation. It contributes approximately 14% of GDP. Milestones inagriculture development in India includes: Green revolution, Evergreen revolution, Bluerevolution, White revolution, yellow revolution, Bio technology revolution and the most recentone is Information and communication technology revolution. IT supports new methods forprecision agriculture like computerized farm machinery that applies for fertilizers and pesticides.Farm animals are fed and monitored by electronic sensors and identification systems. Selling orbuying online began to become popular in the world. However, it’s most important role remainscommunication, and the Internet has provided us with an ideal opportunity to do so.Central, State governments and private organisations have taken ICT measures for agricultureextension which include ITC-e-choupal, Kisan Kerala, Aaqua, Rice Knowledge managementportal, e-krishi, Mahindra Kisan Mitra, IFFCO Agri-portal, Village knowledge centers (VKCs) –M.S. Swaminathan research foundation (MSSRF), village resource centres (VRCs).Agriculture is the backbone of our country since we have a huge population and high demand forthe commodities to serve the hunger of the nation. And it is the main livelihood for more than58% of our country since our country consists of more villages and rural areas, it has beenpracticed from the generations from the ancestors till today.So, to strengthen the farmer and to increase the food supply chain, the Central and StateGovernment are jointly taking steps to reach the commodities from farmers to consumers byusing different Agricultural Marketing methods for a good price by eliminating middlemen andenabling farmers to get maximum profit, as well as end customers to get the lowest price. Thepresent paper is an attempt to study these important aspects of agricultural marketing whichenables Indian Economy to grow GDP as well as to maintain stability in food chain management.
Published
11-03-2019
How to Cite
Singh, N. (2019). New Technologies To Boost Marketing of Agriculture Produce in India : An Overview. Journal of Global Economy, 15(1 (Special), 147-151. https://doi.org/10.1956/jge.v15i1 (Special.566