Other Alternate Livelihood Options
The IT industry has revolutionized quite a few sectors of the Indian economy. It is widely believed that IT will play a major role in achieving sustainable development and food security in this century and the future. To quote an example to justify this belief, the prediction of areas of food vulnerability and insecurity by the government using softwares and taking steps so as to prevent or reduce the famine like situation. IT also can garner information about soil, weather, prices, new technologies for growing different crops. It has, very importantly, ushered in a knowledge economy which is worth 1000 times more than the industrial revolution. IT is directly not a catalyst for change, but it helps in identifying the hidden talents in people and is used as toll by them to unleash their creative potential and knowledge. IT is also a livelihood option for the people in the rural sector.