Mains-67: E-technology in the aid of farmers
The Maha Agri Tech project is the best example of using technology to address various cultivation risks ranging from poor rains to pest attacks, accurately predict crop-wise and area-wise yield and eventually to use this data to inform policy decisions including pricing, warehousing and crop insurance. Maha Agri Tech project In the first phase, the ..
"Without modernization of technology, the target of doubling the farmers' income by year 2022 appears to be a pipe dream." Critically examine keeping in reference various technology interventions by the government.
The government of India has set an ambitious target of doubling the income of Indian farmers who have faced a lot of distress in the last few years. An Inter-Ministerial Committee has also been set up to study the issues of the farmers and also all the possibilities of doubling of the income. The role ..
Genetically modified crops are plants whose DNA has been modified using genetic engineering techniques.ï¿½The aim is to introduce new traits in the plant which does not occur naturally in the species like resistance to certain pests, diseases, environmental conditions, herbicides etc. Concerns: Genetic changes made in a plant can make it unsafe for consumption These ..
Ban on genetically-modified crops has not just restricted the farmers from accessing technology but is also promoting flourishing of an illegal market. Comment.
Genetically-modified crops are banned in India despite being grown in other parts of the world like the US and Canada. It has been proven that these crops are safe and moreover the GM crops relatively bring down the costs involved as the attacks by pests are reduced and there is an increase in production. Indian ..
Blockchain Technologyï¿½is an online virtual ledger. Due to this technology one can record transactions as they happen, one after another, linking one transaction to the next, thereby creating a chain of blocks Features of the Blockchain technology: The blocks are cryptographically locked Blocks are unalterable and are verified by the members of the group who ..