"The introduction of simple mobile services designed to help small scale farmers in emerging markets could boost farm gate incomes of 7 crore Indian farmers by over Rs 56,000 crore in 2020," as per the report, 'Connected Farming In India'.

The report is based on the research commissioned from Accenture Strategy with support from Vodafone foundation.It found that the average farm household lives on less than Rs 250 per day with many farmers struggling to feed and educate their families.

The report was released by Additional Secretary Agriculture Ministry Raghav Chandra at a conference organised by ASSOCHAM.

Releasing the report, Chandra said that increasingly there is a realisation that use of information technology has to become more pervasive and that is perhaps the only way we can achieve the next green revolution.

"A large, stupendous scope of work is on the anvil to reach out to the farmer and to change his life," Chandra said.

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