Group - III Use of ICT in Decision Support for Enhancing Kharif Production Current Application of ICT in Agriculture www.agridept.cg.gov.in Area Coverage :Districtwise online weekly sowing position of different crops. Input Arrangement :Districtwise online weekly availability & distribution position of seeds & fertilizers. Monitoring of Schemes :Online Registration & Distribution of Subsidy under major schemes viz Farm Implements, Sprinkler sets, Kisan Samriddhi Yojna (Tube-well), Shakambhari Yojna (Irrigation Pump) . Budget Utilization :Monthly utilization of funds allotted under various development schemes. Cont.... Contemporary Advisory to Farmers :Online biweekly contemporary advisory to farmers (www.igau.edu.in). Text and voice messages through m-Kisan Portal (www.mkisan.gov.in). Information regarding registered seed, fertilizers, pesticides and agricultural implements dealers (www.farmer.gov.in). Commodity-wise daily Mandi price is updated in http://agmarknet.nic.in/ . Also, information about nearest two Mandis are sent via messages to the registered mobile numbers through http://agmarknet.nic.in/ Improved Package of Practices for major crops :Districtwise contingent plan for aberrant weather situation. (www.igau.edu.in). Future Prospects of ICT in Agriculture Focus on use of ICT Tools up to the block level (through Kiosk, Mobile App. etc.) Develop a State Web Portal including all Allied Departments, to online the: Licensing process . Information about schemes. Package of Practices of different crops. Identification & management of insect-pests & diseases etc. Develop a mobile application & Install an Internet Supporting information Kiosk at block level for farmers, for : Weekly weather forecast. Area specific pest forecast and their management. Seed and fertilizers availability in respective blocks and Co-operative Societies etc.