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Smart phone applications: Role in agri- information dissemination

Anupam Barh and M. Balakrishnan
ICAR- Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan-173 213, Himachal Pradesh, India.
anupambarh6@gmail.com

Page Range:
82-85
Article ID:
R-1730
Online Published:
28-02-2018
Abstract
Agriculture is a standout amongst the most critical imperative segments of our country. Farming contributes almost around 17.01% of India’s GDP. There are different elements that affected the agriculture development; however the most essential bottlenecks are lack of instant information and drudgery involved in farming practices. To conquer these issues, agriculture should be made more alluring and done smartly. Already there are limited talks on climate smart agriculture, which aims for sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and incomes to meet out the current and future demands. Here, we are examining about how the mobile application can help agriculture development faster and hustle free. There are varieties of mobile applications, utilized over the globe for different segments, including farming, but here the usage is still is limited. We have elaborated various agricultural mobile applications which potentially can be used in farming and allied activities as indicated by their source and usage. In India, there are enormous opportunities for utilizing the smart phones as a part of agribusiness improvement. Its utilization is vital for quick growth and easy access to information to Indian agriculturists, farmers and growers. 
Keywords
Smart phones, Mobile apps, Smart agriculture.
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