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Underdeveloped Supply Chain dynamics of Indian Agriculture: Reference to Information Technology and Knowledge Management

Parwez, Sazzad (2013): Underdeveloped Supply Chain dynamics of Indian Agriculture: Reference to Information Technology and Knowledge Management. Published in: Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation , Vol. 10, No. 1 (27 March 2014): pp. 57-66.

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Abstract

Agriculture in India is most important sector for food security and socio-economic development. Agriculture accounted for about 14% of the GDP and employed about 60% of the country’s population. Paper tries to explore the problems faced by Indian agriculture for food security in terms of inadequate infrastructure and highly inefficient supply chain in context of information technology. This paper examines the critical issues at each sub-system of agriculture supply chain, starting from the input to the consumer, with a view to integrating them in efficient and effective manner. As proper flow of information across the chain constitutes an integral part, the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in improving supply chain efficiency in agriculture discussed in detail. Thus, this paper broadly covers some of important aspects of agriculture supply chain in India- identification of issues at different levels in the supply chain; transformation in the agriculture due to various supply chain interventions; the role of ICTs in supply chain management: and this chapter also covers the suggestion to improve efficiency at different levels in supply chain. There is wide research gap in this sector, having such potential and prospectus for overall growth there is not much research in this field. The paper concludes that ICT plays very important role for development and contemporary issue for agriculture therefore; government action must address the issue of infrastructure development to achieve the objective of food security for all.

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