Agriculture is one of the most crucial sectors of the Indian economy. It is the means of living for almost two-thirds of the workforce in the country. It contributes around 25% of the GDP and employs 65% of the workforce in the nation. There is still a multitude of issues that need to be addressed regarding Indian agriculture and electronics and IT has a significant role to play in this. A few of these issues are:
- Production improvement
- To ensure the quality of food commodities
- To assess and grade commodities based on quality.
- Linking the knowledge gap of farmers through online services
- Creating transparencies and ensuring fair play in the quality and price of agricultural products amongst the buyers and sellers through the web portal.
Being a developing nation, a lot of developmental activity in India is under progress and in the pipeline. As a result of fast industrialization and urbanization pollution has become a real problem. So the environmental issues need to be addressed with utmost importance where again Electronics and IT has a major role to play. In order to address the above two issues, CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad has identified IT & Electronics as one of its major frontier of advanced research, which takes a convergent and holistic look at all the related areas in agricultural and environmental sectors to ensure optimum induction of IT and Electronics for improvement of productivity, quality and value. CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad has already identified this thematic area, as one of its advanced research destinations.