Digital Crop Survey: Centre indicators settlement with 6 states to start out digital crop survey

The Centre on Thursday signed an settlement with six states — Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh — to start the digital crop survey. The settlement was signed at a workshop organised by the Union agriculture ministry to debate with state governments the implementation plan of the digital crop survey.

On the event, a guide for internet portal and cell software for digital crop survey was unveiled.

“To maneuver forward with the initiation of Digital Crop Survey within the states, MoUs have been signed between the state governments of Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and authorities of India,” an official assertion stated.

Digital crop survey is a part of the federal government’s Agristack or India Digital Ecosystem for Agriculture (IDEA) that has been beneath improvement since 2020.

Addressing the workshop, agriculture secretary Manoj Ahuja stated Agristack and Krishi-Choice Assist System (Krishi-DSS) will remedy the problems and challenges confronted within the agriculture sector.

The workshop deliberated on the implementation plan of the digital crop survey, benefits for varied stakeholders, tasks of the central authorities.

The workshop additionally emphasised on outcomes, expectation from states and assist the Centre will present for efficient and profitable implementation of digital crop survey. “The digital crop survey will set up a transparent image of crop being sown throughout all of the farm lands within the nation through the completely different agriculture seasons,” stated Pramod Kumar Meherda, Further Secretary within the agriculture ministry.

The challenge goals to create one verified supply of reality in regards to the farmer and his/her crop-sown knowledge.

A strong, efficient, on-time, clear digitally pushed crop survey system that makes use of the newest technological developments akin to visible and superior analytics, GIS-GPS applied sciences and synthetic intelligence and machine studying, is, thus, a vital have to successfully deal with the above listed points, he added.

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