India to set up cloud-based digital platform to provide agriculture solutions to farmers at their doorsteps

September 17, 2017

Seeking to provide precise solution of complex farm-related problem to farmers at their doorsteps, the government has planned to set up a cloud-service – called ‘FarmerZone’ – where right kind of agri data will be collated, analysed and then distributed to take care of day-to-day needs of farmers.
Data related to weather prediction, disease and pest surveillance & control, soil nutrition, irrigation needs, seed selection, credit linkages and market access will be used for the developing the cloud-based platform. The concept is conceived by the department of biotechnology (DBT) of the science ministry, taking lessons from similar digital platform available to farmers in the United States, Israel and European countries. Source

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