IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(5): 523-527 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.455

Agriculture Updates via SMS –A Cloud Computing Approach

Praveen B. and Viswesh M.
Abstract— India is the third largest economy in Asia after Japan and China; it is continuing to grow rapidly. About 75% people are living in rural areas and are still dependent on Agriculture. About 43% of India’s geographical area is used for agricultural activity. So as a whole in India there is a lot of contribution from the Agriculture Sector, this is our area of Interest here. This paper discusses everything about providing the SMS updates on various agriculture products as per the user requirements on his GSM and/or GPRS mobile phone. The updates may vary from Pricing, Availability, Stocks, and Need of Various Products on the Market. Basically this will be expected to be helpful for Farmers around the state. Also since it works anywhere there’s a mobile signal, it does not require Internet. In this paper we glanced over the variation/category of cloud computing named Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), since we are providing Pricing Details to customer against the Database Queries. And also the Deployment Model we consider is Community Cloud. It’s mainly concerned about a specific group of Customers which is in our case The Farmers.

Index Terms— Enhancement in agricultural sector, cloud computing (Daas), SMS updates without internet (GSM/GPRS).

The authors are with the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, TN 602105 India (e-mail: bpraveen92@gmail.com, mviswesh@rocketmail.com).

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Cite: Praveen B. and Viswesh M., " Agriculture Updates via SMS –A Cloud Computing Approach," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 523-527, 2013.

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