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Digitalization in the Agricultural Sector: Case Study of Bihar and Haryana

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP320    | Article Id: BKAP320 | Page : 100-107
Citation :- Digitalization in the Agricultural Sector: Case Study of Bihar and Haryana.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):100-107
Anusha Rehan, Antra Jain antra.jain37@gmail.com
Address : Indraprastha College for Women, Universitty of Delhi, Delhi-110 054, India.
Submitted Date : 2-07-2021
Accepted Date : 7-07-2021

Abstract

Agriculture is the largest source of livelihood for 58% of India’s population. A self-reliant primary sector is a pre-requisite to promote economic development. However despite this fact and the reality of Two-thirds of people in India who lives in poverty (68.8% of the Indian population lives on less than $2 a day: World Bank); few attempts have been implemented to reach the desired level of agricultural growth. Having said so it is pertinent to align the same goals as laid down as a roadmap to attain the Second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-2) i.e. ‘Zero Hunger’ and ‘Higher Agricultural Productivity’ by 2030. Stating the brooding fate of a COVID lead silent food crisis that will put the majority of Indian poor at risk, especially the ones in extreme poverty; undivided attention must be provided to the food front; putting food security as a matter of utmost priority. Thereby a technological upgrade is an asset that holds the potential to turn Indian agricultural scenario and pull up the face of food security in India. The objective of this dissertation is to emphasize the importance of technology as a driving force to move the agricultural sector along a more sustainable path.

Keywords

Agriculture Digitalization Internet of things (IoT) Internet and communication technologies (ICT) SDG-2

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