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ICT tools come to the aid of farmers

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With the proliferation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in every field, agriculture is not one to be left behind. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for one, has developed a host of ICT tools, which are used by farmers on an everyday basis. The university is constantly upgrading its tools for agriculture and agricultural education, and also seeks ways of disseminating the same.

In a fillip to this effort, it is hosting a 21-day Summer School on ‘Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Initiatives for Inclusive Agricultural Development’, sponsored by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The school, organised by the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology of TNAU, from July 3 to 23, has 25 agricultural extension scientists from 11 States attending it at TNAU.

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