by June 8, 2006 0 comments

DACNET follows a very transparent approach in providing a
comprehensive resource of agriculture-related information through a website open
to all. Though it is operational in both Hindi and English as of now, DAC aims
to convert it into other major regional languages so that the benefits can be
directly delivered to the end user. This powerful e-governance initiative
focuses on increasing value in DAC (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation)
and enhancing its relationships with its minimum agenda of e-governance.


Agricultural information was not directly available to the farming community and planners 

A web-based centralized repository of information in the public domain


National Informatics Center, Delhi


Database server, ISA, Visio-2000 and Office-XP
Dr M V S Sarma
Senior Technical DirectorNational Informatics Center

It aims at integrating Government functions (G2G),
integrating agri-business partners (B2B), connecting farmers (C2C) and
empowering employees (A2E).

The first step to bridge these islands of information was
to network all Directorates, Regional Directorates and their Field Units with
the Central Project Unit.

It is a very exhaustive portal at
that also links the likes of plant quarantine reports, weather watch, etc. Once
can also get the state-wise, market-wise reports of prices for various
agricultural products for a particular time period. This enables decision makers
to make quick decisions by making use of that information, thus, reducing the
cost and increasing the productivity. It allows for an interactive exchange of
information for planning and day-to-day operations by farmers. This is done
through the advisory and extension services available at the agriculture
information centers (like Krishi Vikas Kendras or KVKs) in each village. There
is data lying from as much as 5-6 decades back for the purposes of understanding
the agricultural history of a region or drawing area-wise/crop-wise patterns out
of it. the impact of the project has been so that the Customer Satisfaction
Index is a soaring high of 91.5%.

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