Consider the following statements about satellite farming:

  1. It is a new satellite crop monitoring system 
  2. It is characterized with higher use of inputs such as capital and labour, and higher crop yields per unit land area
  3. It is practised mostly in western India

   Which of the above statements are correct?

Answer: [C] 1 & 3 Only

Second statement is incorrect. Satellite farming is also known as precision agriculture. It aims at producing more from less land, water, agrochemicals, energy, and other finite resources. It also aims at producing more with less of ecological footprint such as emission of greenhouse gases, depletion of soil organic carbon and loss of top soil. It is based on space-age technology including remote sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS).

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