The advent of Information age
has thrown upon new challenges and opportunities for Indian Agriculture. With the
currently witnessed revolution in information technology, access to the desired
information by working scientists and research managers has assumed paramount
importance. With this in view, ARIS “Agricultural Research Information System”
is trying to develop integration of information system and databases through an
electronic network linking NARS institutions to support planning and management of
agricultural research. The ARIS came into being in the terminal years of VIII plan
using funds from NARP with the basic minimum hardware and software. At present ARIS
is equipped with necessary hardware and software. The goal of the ARIS is to strengthen
Information management culture using modern tools within the Indian NARS so
that the agriculture research become more efficient and effective. The major
1. To put information close to scientists and managers.
2. To build the capacity to organize, store, retrieve and use the relevant information into the agricultural research infrastructure.
3. To share information over NARS.
4. To improve the capacity to plan, execute, monitor and evaluate research programs.