GOING THE TECHNOLOGY WAY:K. Jayakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (second right), launching the website CaneInfo in the city on Friday. M. Manickam, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Sakthi Sugars Limited (second left), and N. Vijayan Nair, Director of the institute (right), are in the picture.
The role of Government in socio-economic development is that of a facilitator. The actual work in agriculture development is through the efforts of scientists and farmers. The launch of this website is the result of such an effort, K. Jayakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, said here on Friday.
Launching the website http://caneinfo.nic.in of the Sugarcane Breeding Institute, he said that technology offered immense opportunities to farmers to know more about their areas of interest. Use of information and communication technology in the form of Web 2.0, Facebook, and video conferencing should be used to create Web communities of farmers.