Integrated Command and Control Center for Agriculture

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda, inaugurated the Agriculture Integrated Command and Control Center at Krishi Bhawan, Delhi, on March 8, 2024.
The center aims to empower farmers across the country by providing them with information, services, and facilities using digital technology, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making farmers self-reliant.
Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) are being set up in 100 cities in the country that are being developed under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM). But this newly launched Center is associated with agriculture.

Objectives of the Command and Control Center

The new initiative aims to provide farmers with real-time information about the situation on their farms and to identify the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. By analyzing real-time data, the center can help resolve farmers’ problems, expand their capacity, and improve crop yields, ultimately benefiting the country’s agriculture sector.

Benefits to Farmers

The center will enable farmers to avail the benefits of government schemes more easily. Minister Munda described this digital innovation as an important opportunity to reflect India in the 21st century and to establish trust and a safe environment among farmers.

Multifunctional Center

The Command Centre will display all the digital innovations being made in the agriculture sector by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare on a large screen simultaneously. This will include plot-level data from soil surveys, information from crop surveys using remote sensing technology, meteorological data, digital crop survey data, and information from the agricultural map and the Upag portal for agricultural statistics. By analyzing this data in one place, accurate decisions can be made to benefit farmers.

The inauguration of the Agriculture Integrated Command and Control Center marks a significant step towards empowering farmers through digital technology. By providing real-time information, services, and facilities, the center aims to make farmers self-reliant, resolve their problems, and enhance crop production.

Minimum Government-Maximum Governance

Minister Munda emphasized that the inauguration of  Integrated Command and Control Center aligns with “Minimum Government-Maximum Governance,” which ensures that the life of a common man is not unnecessarily affected and that they can work independently and impartially to empower themselves and the nation.

Agri Stack and Digital Crop Survey

The minister mentioned that Digital Agri Stack is an important initiative in digital agriculture, under which a digital crop survey has been started to ascertain the exact details of farmers’ crops.

 

 


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