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Chandan Gupta Manu Gupta Pradeep Joshi Ajendra Kumar

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Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in one of its finding in 2019 stated that about 58%  Indians are dependent on agriculture and agriculture sector make about 15.96 % of India’s GDP. To get the best agriculture inputs and best harvest price is the big question for Indian farmers; thus, we can say that “Agriculture is the foundation of the Indian economy”. With the origin of Mobile Applications (m-apps) for agriculture and a huge dependency on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in agribusiness, the scenario in rural India has been changing rapidly. Since India’s economy depends mainly on agriculture, there is a lot of potential for Information and Communication Technology and mobile applications for agribusiness and its marketing. With growing smartphones with m-apps penetration in rural India, the agribusiness in rural belts of India is set for extension and further digitalization to revolutionize the agriculture sector. In recent years, nearly all Indian farmers possess a mobile, and 50%are smartphones with internet connections. With Government's new legislative policy changes as the Digital India programme, mobile applications in India's rural belt cannot remain isolated. Digital India will connect rural Indians farmers worldwide through the internet and mobile applications and provide them with all necessary upliftment in agribusiness in India. This study has focused on the ICT and m-applications used in farming today and how they have changed agribusiness by providing a digital platform and with their impact on agribusiness.

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Keywords

Agriculture, Agri-business, Digital Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mobile Apps

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Gupta, C. ., Gupta, M., Joshi, P. ., & Kumar, A. . (2021). Information and communication technology in agribusiness: A study of mobile applications in perspective of India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 13(2), 766–774. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v13i2.2620
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