M-government is a subset of e-governance and has been defined as the use of mobile and wireless communication technologies within government administration and delivery of related information and services to citizens and businesses. Emerging technology trends and the population structure of India indicate that in the near future there is likely to be a strong demand for multi-channel service delivery especially delivery of services via mobile devices. Despite attempts by the government to offer various mobile-based services to help farmers, several challenges remain. One of the future challenges will be to create effective business models for m-governance in the agriculture sector. Also there is need for specialized m-agriculture services for each particular agribusiness sector (e.g. forestry, horticulture, organic agriculture etc.). Within this context, in this paper we present a framework for identifying and continuously improving m-government services for agriculture, that attempt to address many of the challenges of the agriculture sector. Further, we will apply this framework to study m-government initiatives taken by the government for the agriculture sector in India.
|Journal||Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research|
|Publisher||Krishi Sanskriti Publications|