AI and big data to be the ‘game changer’ in Indian agriculture sector

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Artificial Intelligence and big data will be a “distinct game changer” in the farming area, and the legislature is meaning to order around 80 percent of such information by 2020, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal said on Thursday. The administration acknowledged to use the information of farmers while revealing the PM-KISAN plot under which Rs 6,000 is paid every year straightforwardly to the farmers as pay support, he said.

Aggarwal at the 3rd India Agriculture Outlook Forum was quoted saying, “We run different agri-schemes and have huge data under each scheme. We can leverage that data for better targeting of the scheme. By 2020, we should be having 80 percent of farmers data collated and it will be a game changer.”

On the PM-KISAN scheme, he said the plan isn’t just giving salary support yet in addition boosting the certainty level of farmers. Around 85 million farmers have enlisted under the plan and the administration has dispensed first portion producing USD 3.5 billion up until this point, he said. The secretary additionally discussed the advancement in the yield protection plan and how innovation is being utilized to survey the harvest harm.

On the issue of shortage of certain yields particularly oilseeds, he said that the legislature has accomplished independence in heartbeats, and steps are being taken to accomplish the equivalent in oilseeds and diminish the nation’s reliance on consumable oil imports.