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Agriculture Ministry sign MoU with Microsoft for farmer welfare

The Agricultural Ministry of India recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft to implement a pilot project for farmer welfare. About the Project The project will focus on technology boosted agriculture. It will provide smart agricultural techniques to the farmers especially during post-harvest season. The project is to be launched in hundred villages of six ..

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Punjab to involve Arhtiyas in Direct Payments to Farmers

The Punjab State Government recently told the Union Government that it will pay the Minimum Support Price directly into the accounts of farmers starting this procurement season. However, the Arhtiyas in the state have been opposing to the direct payment. Arhtiyas are Commission Agents in the state. They used to pay the farmers earlier in ..

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AI for Agriculture Hackathon: Key Highlights

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Agriculture Hackathon was begun by Google, MyGov and HUL to improve AI solutions in the field of Agriculture. About AI for Agriculture Hackathon Under the AI for Agriculture Hackathon, the participants will develop ideas and will build prototypes that solve the challenges faced by farmers in water usage and sustainability. ..

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Robo Plant: Technology to interact with plants

The scientists from Singapore have developed a technology to interact with plants. The technology has been named as “Robo Plant”. About the Robo Plant Technology The technology helps to control the plants using smart phone applications. In future, this technology can be further used to enable farmers to detect diseases in plants. The plants can ..

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Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)

The Government of India has launched a new Central Sector Scheme called the “Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)”. Highlights The scheme has been launched with a clear strategy and committed resources in order to form and promote 10,000 new FPOs across India. For the making of FPOs, Rs 6865 crore have ..

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