067 - E Technology in the Aid of Farmers

Smart Agriculture can be a game-changer for the stressed agriculture sector in India. Elaborate.

Smart agriculture is the use of ICT & next gen appliances to aid in improvement of yield & quality of the crop produced. Advantages: Drones can be used to survey the land and assess the yield. It would help to plan better crop management. GIS (geographic information system) can be used to digitize land records ..

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While focusing on the importance of agriculture extension services in India, highlight the challenges faced in implementing it. Discuss the role of National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NMAET) in this context.

Agriculture extension services refer to information and education, as well as other supporting services to farmers, to help enhance agricultural productivity and efficiency, e.g. M-Kisan (mobile based information). Importance of extension services: Availability of correct information to help make informed decisions on crops, such as m-Kisan provides information about climate vagaries. Information about new technologies ..

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Right marketing strategies and an efficient supply chain are imperative to make India a global food supply leader. Elucidate.

Despite being among countries with largest area under cultivation, India’s contribution to global agriculture exports is a meagre 2 to 3%. Opportunities for India: Second largest rice and wheat production. Largest Dairy producer in world. Second largest fisheries sector in world. Second largest Horticulture production in world. Largest production of millets. Despite above opportunities, the ..

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It has been argued that shifting from traditional agriculture to e-Agriculture and the use of ICT tools can transform the agriculture scenario in India. Discuss, along with initiatives taken in this regard.

E-agriculture refers to the use of digital tools to enhance all aspects of the agriculture system, e.g production, procurement, storage, marketing, etc. Use of Information & communication technology in Agriculture: Crop Production Weather forecasting tools like the Krishi Megh app Online tools to help farmers with the information on the right crop season, input availability, ..

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How Maha Agri Tech project aims to mitigate risks in farming?

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 ..

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"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 ..

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