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R. Saravanan
R. Saravanan Associate Professor (Communication and Incharge) School of Social Sciences, College of Post Graduate Studies Central Agricultural University, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya-793103

C. Kathiresan
C. Kathiresan Project Manager InDG Project & Principal Investigator, Model e-Village Project Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Hyderabad-500085, Andhra Pradesh

T. Indra Devi
T. Indra Devi Project Fellow, e-Arik Project, College of Horticulture and Forestry Central Agricultural University (CAU), Pasighat-792102, Arunachal Pradesh

About The Book

The articles included in this book focuses on; Digital divide in rural India, e-Agriculture issues, Cyber extension, overview on Village Knowledge Centres (VKCs), Community Information Centre iniative in Orissa, SATCOM application in Karnataka State, Model e-Villages in Arunachal Pradesh State of North-East India, Nationwide InDG web portal initiative for rural development, Kisan Mobile Sandesh (KMS), Dynamic Market Information (DMI) by Web and Mobile in Tamil Nadu, Expert systems for pest and diseases diagnosis in rubber, Interactive Multimedia Compact Disc (IMCD), Village Information Centres among Dairy Farmers in Tamil Nadu, KISSAN initiative of Kerala State, Mobile Agricultural School and Services (MASS) in Jharkhand, Farmers Database creation in Darjeeling District of West Bengal, Village Resource Centres (VRCs) in Uttaranchal, Pest Surveillance of Rice using satellite data, Techmode Approach for Distance Learning Courses for Field Veterinarians in Maharastra, Information Retrieval System for Buffalo Reproduction, Web Portals and Digital Data base in Agroforestry, Watershed Modelling using GIS and Remote Sensing in Gujarat State, e-Readiness and Participation Level of Akshya and KISSAN Kerala Beneficiaries and VRC & CIC Network in Assam and Internet utilization pattern, evaluation of Kissan Call Centres (KCCs), ICT adoption level, impact, stakeholders feedback, policy implications and recommendations.

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  2. Digital Divide in India: Measurement, Determinants and Policy for Addressing the Challenges in Bridging the Digital Divide


    Sumanjeet Singh
    1 - 30 (30 Pages)
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  3. e-Agriculture in India : Agriculture Knowledge Communication with the Application of Information and Communication Technologies


    I.V. Malhan and Samita Wadhera
    31 - 44 (14 Pages)
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  4. ICTs in the Perspective of Rural India: A Review


    Gaurav Papnai, Anup Prakash Upadhyay, Taufiq Ahemed and Neelam Bhardwaj
    45 - 66 (22 Pages)
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  5. Cyber Extension: Info-tech Empowerment of Farmers of India


    M.A. Ansari and I. Prabhakar
    67 - 76 (10 Pages)
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  6. Village Knowledge Centres and Village Resource Centres –An Overview


    S. Senthilkumaran
    77 - 100 (24 Pages)
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  7. SATCOM Application for Sustainable Rural Development


    K. Narayana Gowda
    101 - 108 (8 Pages)
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  8. e-Village for Agriculture and Rural Development: Integrating ICTs with Traditional Agricultural Extension Methods in North-East India


    R. Saravanan, C. Kathiresan, Narmi Darang, T. Indra Devi, Supriya Devi and Lizamoni Chungkurang
    109 - 116 (8 Pages)
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  9. India Development Gateway Initiative - A National Level ICT Platform to Reach the Unreached


    C. Kathiresan, B. Vijayalakshmi and N. Sarat Chandra Babu
    117 - 128 (12 Pages)
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  10. Linking the Farmers with Market through Web and Mobile


    N. Anandaraja, N. Sriram, C. Kathiresan, Shibi Sebastian and E. Vadivel
    129 - 142 (14 Pages)
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    ICT based Kisan Mobile Sandesh – An Innovative Approach


    Abhay Wankhade, Nalin Khare, Surendra Pannase and Druv Shrivastava
    143 - 150 (8 Pages)
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    ICT Initiatives for Agricultural Development in Kerala State


    S. Nazreen Hassan and N. Kishore Kumar
    151 - 164 (14 Pages)
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    Taking Agricultural Technologies to the Grassroots on Wheels — A Case Study of the Mobile Agricultural School and Services (MASS) Initiative


    Sanjay Kumar Rewani, Kumari Shweta, A.K.Pandey and J.Oraon
    165 - 176 (12 Pages)
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    Village Resource Centres (VRCs) in Uttaranchal


    B. Maithili, Neelam Pandey and Paras Kakkar
    177 - 188 (12 Pages)
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    Community Information Centre: Empowering Rural Poor through ICT


    Dillip Pattanaik
    189 - 200 (12 Pages)
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    Expert System for Pest and Diseases Diagnosis in Rubber


    N. Balasubramani
    201 - 226 (26 Pages)
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    Development of “Citrus e-Clinic” Software


    Sajeed Ali and Subrata Manna
    227 - 232 (6 Pages)
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    Effectiveness of Interactive Multimedia Compact Disc (IMCD) in Diffusing Technologies among Farm Women in Wetland Ecosystem


    N. Anandaraja, N. Sriram, Shibi Sebastian and D. Periyar Ramasamy
    233 - 244 (12 Pages)
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    Development of Farmers Database for Darjeeling District


    Subrata Manna
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    Pest Surveillance of Rice Crop Using Satellite Data – A Case Study for Brown Plant Hopper (N. Lugens)


    Sujay Dutta, I. Choudhury, Y.G. Prasad, M. Prabhakar, G. Katti, K. Vasantbhanu and S. Vennila
    251 - 264 (14 Pages)
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    Techmode Approach for Distance Learning Courses for Field Veterinarians


    P.S. Lonkar, A.S.Ninawe and Ajit Maru
    265 - 272 (8 Pages)
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    Information Retrieval System for Buffalo Reproduction


    Y. P. Singh, S. K. Singh, S.K. Agrawal, S. K. Ghosh, G.K. Das, G. S. Bisht and Sanjay Kumar
    273 - 280 (8 Pages)
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    Useful Databases and Websites on Agroforestry and Farm Forestry


    P. Ratha Krishnan and R. Indumathy
    281 - 292 (12 Pages)
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    Watershed Modelling for Development of Sustainable Livelihood through Convergence of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) using GIS and Remote Sensing


    K. Binoy and Yogiraj V. Shete
    293 - 306 (14 Pages)
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    Effectiveness of ICT Enabled Village Information Centres among Dairy Farmers in Tamil Nadu


    S.Senthilkumar and Mahesh Chander
    307 - 320 (14 Pages)
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    Farm Technologies through Interactive Multimedia : A Multi-Stake Holders’ Perspective Analysis


    N. Anandaraja, N. Sriram, Shibi Sebastian and D. Periyar Ramasamy
    321 - 332 (12 Pages)
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    e-Readiness and Participation Level of AKSHAYA and KISSAN Kerala Beneficiaries


    M.S. Nataraju, A. Arun Babu and B.S. Lakshmana Reddy
    333 - 342 (10 Pages)
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    ICT for Effective e-Extension and the Success of VRC Network in Assam


    S. Borua and P. K. Neog
    343 - 348 (6 Pages)
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    Internet Utilization Pattern in Community Information Centre (CIC)


    Bikash Borthakur and Mahesh Chander
    349 - 356 (8 Pages)
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    Application of ICT in Agricultural Extension: An Evaluation Study of Kissan Call Centres (KCCs)


    Hemnath Rao Hanumankar
    357 - 368 (12 Pages)
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