Planning For An Agricultural Information System In India

Dutta, S (1982) Planning For An Agricultural Information System In India. In: Twenty Eighth All India Library Conference, 20-23 October 1982, Lucknow, India.

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India is primarily an agricultural country, and 80 per cent of the population lives in about 5,76,000 villages. Agriculture and allied occupations provide livelihood to about three-fourths of the population and contribute nearly one half of the national income. The two outstanding features of agricultural production are the wide variety of crops and the preponderance of food over non-food crops, India is the fourth-largest grain producer in the world and has one of the largest potentials of any nation for future increases in grain production. The food grains production in India has more than doubled during the last 30 years. In 1950 the food grain production was about 50 million tonnes, but in 1981-82 it reached 134 million tonnes. India's agricultural production has been growing at the rate of 30% per annum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Information Science
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 04:14
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 04:14
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