Rejuvenation of agriculture through ICT – An empirical analysis with reference to women agriculturists in Tirunelveli
The growth rate in agriculture in Eleventh Plan (2007-12) was 3.3-3.5 percent per year (Planning Commission, 2011) against a target of 4 percent during the XII Plan (2012-17) (CSO). According to FAO, almost 870 million people suffer from chronic undernourishment and hunger around the world. The agricultural sector has been characterized by low productivity growth, infrastructure constraints, supply chain inefficiencies and serious problems with transfer and access to information as the bottlenecks to growth. After the green revolution in the mid-sixties, there has not been any significant technological improvement in the agricultural sector.