In India, Agriculture is considered to be a primary occupation for a most segment of population. We aim to focus on key factors discovered for effective utilization of Information Communication Technology for agricultural boost up, at least on the surface, with supportive of evidence herein. E-Agriculture is a rising field focusing on the improvement of rural and agricultural development through advanced information and communication processes. Some excising issues discussed with agriculture and rural development. The development of agriculture has been on under development for the past few years due to lack of Agriculture knowledge and environmental changes. The main aim of this paper is to reach farmers for their awareness, usage and perception in e-Agriculture. E-Agriculture is a platform for supporting marketing of agricultural products. 

Goal of the platform - E-agriculture is a relatively recent term in the field of agriculture and rural development practices. An emerging field focusing on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes. To enable Community members to exchange opinions, experiences, good practices and resources related to e-Agriculture, and to ensure that the knowledge created is effectively shared and used worldwide. 


In India, majority of the population, resides in rural communities. The development of all aspects within rural communities is vital for the effective development of the country. These include, education, employment opportunities, infrastructure, housing, civic amenities and the environmental conditions. Furthermore, rural individuals need to be aware of all modern and innovative methods and techniques that are vital to augment productivity. 

Within the country, the rural communities are still in an underdeveloped state. The individuals are residing in the conditions of poverty, they are illiterate and unemployed. Due to these factors, they are unable to sustain their living conditions in an appropriate manner. It is essential to formulate programs, schemes and measures that have the main objective of bringing about improvements in rural communities.

The main areas that have been taken into account in this research paper include, concept of rural development, approaches to rural development, problems experienced by rural individuals, programs initiated by the Government for rural development.


Water scarcity is serious problem throughout the world for both urban & rural community. Urbanization, industrial development & increase in agricultural field & production has resulted in overexploitation of groundwater & surface water resources and resultant deterioration in water quality. The conventional water sources namely well, river and reservoirs, etc. are inadequate to fulfill water demand due to unbalanced rainfall. While the rainwater harvesting system investigate a new water source. The aim of the present study is to use rainwater and thus taking close to the concept of nature conservation.

In this study, the rain water harvesting (RWH) system is analyzed as an alternative source of water at campus of Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad (GECA) in the state of Maharashtra, India. The expected outcome of the study is the development of rainwater harvesting system for catchment area of campus from parking area, workshop area, some of the electronics department area up to Hostel ‘A’. The result analysis shows that the present RWH system is having the storage 53,96,816 liters/year and construction cost of Rs.5 lakhs respectively and is reasonably well in comparison with conventional water sources. The developed system satisfies the social requirements and can be implemented in rural areas by considering almost all the technical aspect. 


Given that one day fossil fuels will end, a need arises to find alternative fuels. Renewable energy is considered an alternative to fossil fuels and nowadays it attracts much attention. Among renewable energy sources, solar is the most important because it is available in all parts of the world. Also, this energy source is used in various industries including agriculture and it can be used in cultivating crops in the farthest corners of the world. In addition, this fuel does not cause pollution, like the other fossil fuels. 

Using the solar energy can be active in all agricultural areas. That will definitely help meet the increasing need for agricultural products with the increasing population. However, it is known that the agricultural land has a fixed area and, sometimes, agricultural products cannot be cultivated. That greenhouse is a method that is used nowadays and using the solar energy can help build solar greenhouses in areas far away from the city. Other applications of solar energy include irrigation, drying products, and ventilation niches. In this study, the researchers discuss some of the benefits of solar energy in agriculture. 



India support more than 17 % of the population with only 2.4 % land share. At the global level, it appears that we are slowly moving towards global food crisis. Recently published special report of UN on the ―Right to Food‖ estimated that nearly one billion people sleep without food across the world, and among every six seconds a child dies of malnutrition. Agricultural production is an important contributor to India economy and providing nearly 67% of the country‘s employment. Over the past few years, horticulture has made remarkable progress in terms of expansion in area and production under different crops, increase in productivity, crop diversification, technological interventions for production and post-harvest and forward linkages through value addition and marketing.

Despite several challenges and opportunities namely tumultuous weather, seasonal cyclones, occasional drought, demographic pressure, industrialization, urbanization and unprecedented use of insecticide & pesticide and compulsion for migration of rural masses to urban areas, especially for their livelihood. Albeit, there is a major change in various sectors of horticulture, which resulted enhance the production of horticulture 268.84 MT (2012-2013) surpassing the food grain production (255.36 MT) in the recent years. Horticulture is not merely a means of diversification but forms an integral part of food, nutritional security and poverty alleviation, and also an essential ingredient of economic security. India, like many other countries, is very concerned about food security, thus rural development has become primary area of focus in the current agricultural and horticultural development programs.


India is endowed with various types of naturally available organic form of nutrients in different parts of the country and it will help for organic cultivation of crops substantially. India’s total area under organic certification is 4.72 million hectare in 2013-14 and its global rank is 10th. The CGR of cultivation of organic area of India is 11.52% of which wild collection is 12.57% and remaining area is 7.45% during 2005-2013. The co-efficient of variation is approx 0.5% during same period. Compound growth rate of export quantity of organic products of India is 51.50% and export value is 11.75% during 2002-03 to 2013-14. Among all the states in India, Uttar Pradesh has highest area under organic farming followed by Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in 2011-12. The prices of organic products are higher than the non-organic products in domestic markets. India exports around 135 organic products of which the share of oil crops in total organic export quantity was (26.74%) followed by cotton (24.48%) basmati rice (11.81%) in 2013-14. India is exporting organic products to all the continents of the world of which the largest share goes to EU (44.12%), followed by USA (19.2%). An attempt is made to analyze the importance of organic farming, principle of organic farming, Marketing and export of organically produced products in India.

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