Title:Information and Communication Technologies for Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry in Jammu and Kashmir
Author:T. A. Raja, Azmat Alam Khan* and Imtiyaz Ahmad Najar
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology(ICT), Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Information needs, ICT tools, Livestock rearers
Abstract:Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is growing in all spheres of activity. Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry should therefore be no exception. Efforts are needed to incorporate ICT in all endeavours related to livestock development in Jammu and Kashmir. All organizations and departments concerned with Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry need to realize the potential of ICT for the speedy and timely dissemination of information modules to the livestock rearers. The awareness among livestock rearers about the information and availability of ICT services is the first step to be taken to increase livestock rearers’ participation in ICT initiatives. Access to information and communication is essential to the stakeholders at all levels in the process of development. Various information and communication technology tools in knowledge and information dissemination needed for livestock rearers and possible IT application tools in realizing their needs in Jammu and Kashmir are discussed.