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Agristack Project

  • IASbaba
  • December 16, 2022
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Agriculture
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Context: The Department has commenced the work for creating Agristack and has finalized the core concept of “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA)” which lays down a framework for Agristack.

  • Agristack is a federated structure and ownership of data is with the States only.
  • Access to federated Farmers’ database is with Government only. No private company is involved in developing the federated Farmers’ database.

What is Agristack?

  • AgriStack is a collection of technologies and digital databases that focuses on farmers and the agricultural sector.
  • AgriStack will create a unified platform for farmers to provide them end to end services across the agriculture food value chain.
  • It is in line with the Centre’s Digital India programme, aimed at providing a broader push to digitise data in India, from land titles to medical records.
  • Each farmer will have a unique digital identification (farmers’ ID) that contains personal details,
  • Each ID will be linked to the individual’s digital national ID Aadhaar.

Benefits

  • Problems such as inadequate access to credit and information, pest infestation, crop wastage, can be addressed by use of digital technology
  • It will increase innovation and investment towards the agricultural sector

Focus Areas:

  • For consolidating Agri ecosystem across the value chain (farm to fork) to empower the farmer using data analytics in 100 villages.
  • For the establishment & launch of “Nation Agriculture Geo Hub” and for using their ‘ArcGIS’ platform enabling a GIS layer over farmers’ database.
  • For digital services across the agri value chain and creating an innovation ecosystem around digital agriculture
  • For collaborating with the department of agriculture for a pilot project to promote digital agriculture
  • For farm management and farmers’ service
  • For taking up primary intervention module, i.e., advisory (basic as well as advanced) service in first phase
  • For building a customized ‘site specific crop advisory’ service and digitization of dairy value chain and support wheat crop operations
  • For conceptualizing a proof of concept in effective knowledge sharing between farmers, administration, academia and industry
  • For a digital marketplace to contribute effectively towards increasing the income of farmers and improve farm efficiency/efficiency of the agriculture sector
  • For developing and hosting the agri marketplace platform
  • Scale the pest management solution for cotton farmers to about 50,000 lead farmers and 500000+ cascade farmers in 2022 Kharif season.
  • Create AI/ML solution.

Source: PIB

 

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