28 Lakh New Jobs Will Be Created In Rural India, Thanks To AI, IoT: Report

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Artificial intelligence and the internet of things are going to kick-start a revolution and create over 28 lakh jobs in rural India over the next 8-10 years, suggested a new report. The study also added that these jobs would have an annual worth of over ₹60,000 crore.

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Speaking at a seminar titled, The Impact of IoT on Jobs in Rural India, a spokesperson from the Broadband India Forum (BIF), the organisation that conducted the study, said, “These jobs will be created over the next 8-10 years and the pace and quantity of job creation is likely to further increase post 2021-22 once 5G technology is implemented,” it said.

Dissecting the future job openings further, the report said that out of the 28 lakh jobs:

  • At least 21 lakh jobs will be created for the agriculture sector
  • And the other 7 lakh jobs in the rural healthcare sector

The study suggested that the following key applications would transform the sector:

  1. Satellite mapping,
  2. Electronic market place
  3. Livestock traceability
  4. Climate sensing stations
  5. Product traceability
  6. Agriculture drones

“These applications will help create smart farms and will bring lot more predictability in agriculture output which in turn will help improve incomes and lives of farmers,” the study added.

This study has been done in association with the Electronics Skill Council of India, the Agriculture Skill Council and the Healthcare Sector Skill Council.

We had earlier reported that there has been an overall growth in the number of jobs in analytics and data science ecosystem with India contributing to 6% of open job openings worldwide. The total number of analytics and data science job positions available are 97,000. Out of these, 97% of the job openings in India are on a full-time basis while 3% are part-time or contractual.

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