APPLICATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND MINING
The implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in agriculture sector enhances the productivity, improves the living standards of farmers and overcomes the challenges and risk factors.
a) ICT is widely used in increasing food productivity and farm management.
b) It helps to optimize the use of water, seeds and fertilizers etc.
c) Sophisticated technologies that include robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology can be used.
d) Geographic information systems are extensively used in farming to decide the suitable place for the species to be planted.
a) Satellite vessel monitoring system helps to identify fishing zones.
b) Use of barcodes helps to identify time and date of catch, species name, quality of fish.
a) ICT in mining improves operational efficiency, remote monitoring and disaster locating system.
b) Information and communication technology provides audio-visual warning to the trapped underground miners.
c) It helps to connect remote sites.