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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 295-303

Sustainable Development Planning in Agriculture: Development and utilization of an Integrated Information System
R. Sulaja1* and Jiju P. Alex2
1Department of Agricultural Extension, 2Director of Extension, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

Agricultural development planning adopts bottom up approach for area specific, problem centered effective planning through democratic decentralized planning process in the state of Kerala, India. Efficiency of this micro level planning process necessitates the use of micro level data bases which are reliable and credible. The study attempted to evolve specifications of an ‘Integrated Information System in Agriculture’ which suggested the development of comprehensive databases for different processes of development planning right from project plan formulation to implementation and evaluation. Fourteen different domains of knowledge/ data components have been identified which are interrelated. The study also attempted to analyse the perception of Extension Personnel and People’s Representatives on the importance of proposed Integrated Information System. Extension Personnel and People’s Representatives consist of the major stakeholders in micro level planning process, hence their perception on four identified dimensions of Integrated Information System was also studied. The dimension ‘usability’ was perceived as the most important dimension by both stakeholders followed by ‘comprehensiveness’, ‘spatial and temporal orientation’ and ‘updatability’.

Keywords: integrated information system, Extension Personnel, People’s Representatives, micro level planning, agriculture, Kerala

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Sulaja, O. R. and Jiju P. Alex. 2021. Sustainable Development Planning in Agriculture: Development and utilization of an Integrated Information System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 295-303. doi:
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