Centre to use digital technology to transform agriculture, double farmers' income by 2022

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 23:49:59

In a bid to double farmers' income by the year 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is set to use digital technology to modernise and organise agricultural activities in rural India.   Digital Technology, like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things, etc can play a transformational role in modernizing and organizing how rural India performs its agricultural activities The Government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee to examine issues relating to doubling of farmers' income and recommend a strategy to achieve that goal by the year 2022.          The committee has appreciated the role of Digital Technology and recommended the development of mobile applications to disseminate valuable information regarding farming, sending crop related advisories through SMS and online portal, launching an online trading platform, improve/create scientific storage capacity, introduce soil health card scheme and providing subsidies.