Technology and modern resources can be deployed to bridge rural isolation and to overcome rural constraints. Agriculture websites and portals play an important role in information dissemination on improved farming practices which is necessary for grassroots development in agriculture.
Agriculture Information: AgricultureInformation.com is a free online community connecting growers, traders, experts and consultants in agriculture. In existence since 2001 it has more than 150,000 members who post their questions, requirements, ideas and receive feedback from other members.
Agmarknet: Agricultural Marketing Information Network (AGMARKNET) was launched in March 2000 by the Union Ministry of Agriculture. This e-governance portal facilitates generation and transmission of prices, commodity arrival information from agricultural produce markets, and web-based dissemination to producers, consumers, traders, and policy makers transparently and quickly.
Agropedia: An online knowledge repository for information related to agriculture in India. This national portal, designed as an "agricultural Wikipedia" hosts wide range of agricultural information on a variety of crops, with an aim to empower farmers with crop information.
India Agri Stat: It is a comprehensive source for Indian agriculture statistics and agriculture related news.
Food Corporation of India: Food Corporation of India website works for effective price support, food security, price stabilization and distribute food grains through public distribution system for the benefit of both farmers and consumers.
Farmer’s Portal: It is an integrated farmer’s portal and SMS gateway to meet the demand of the Indian farmer for specific crop-related information.
mKisan: mKisan SMS Portal for farmers enables all Central and State government organizations in agriculture and allied sectors to give information/services/advisories to farmers by SMS in their language, preference of agricultural practices and location.
Seednet India Portal: An on-line computer based network which serves as a database on availability, supply and demand for different varieties of seeds in different areas, facilitating the optimum utilization of available seeds in the country.
Department of Agriculture and Cooperation: Users can find details related to programmes and schemes related to horticulture, seeds, plant protection, etc. Information on drought management, vigilance, weather and agricultural activities is also provided.