Q.14:- ‘Information technology plays a very significant role in achieving sustainable development and food security’ — comment.
Information technology plays a very significant role in achieving sustainable development and food security in the following ways:
- It can act as a tool for releasing the creative potential and knowledge embedded in our poeple.
- Issues like weather forecast, crop treatment, fertilizers, pesticides, storage conditions, etc. can be well administered if expert opinion is made available to the farmers.
- The quality and quantity of crops can be increased manifold if the farmers are made aware of the latest equipments, technologies and resources.
- IT has ushered in a knowledge economy.
- It has potential of employment generation in rural areas.