What is FASAL in Agriculture?

In 1988, Government of India started a project “Crop Acreage and Production Estimation (CAPE)” to collect the statistics of Agricultural Output. But to forecast of Crops at sowing stage requires weather data and information of economic factors. So “Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro meteorological and Land based observations (FASAL)” was designed. The main aim was to collect Monsoon data through remote sensing, economic data and monitoring of crops when growing.
The programme is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture. A team of ISRO/Department of Space, State Remote Sensing Applications Centers, State Agricultural Universities and many other institutions are working on this project.