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Q.14:- ‘Information technology plays a very significant role in achieving sustainable development and food security’ — comment.

 

Answer:-
Information technology plays a very significant role in achieving sustainable development and food security in the following ways:



  1. It can act as a tool for releasing the creative potential and knowledge embedded in our poeple.
  2. Issues like weather forecast, crop treatment, fertilizers, pesticides, storage conditions, etc. can be well administered if expert opinion is made available to the farmers.
  3. The quality and quantity of crops can be increased manifold if the farmers are made aware of the latest equipments, technologies and resources.
  4. IT has ushered in a knowledge economy.
  5. It has potential of employment generation in rural areas.