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India NITI Aayog to Collaborate with IBM to develop Precision Agriculture using Artificial Intelligence

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) and IBM signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) today to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time advisory to farmers in Aspirational Districts.

The scope of this project is to introduce and make available climate-aware cognitive farming techniques and identifying systems of crop monitoring, early warning on pest/disease outbreak based on advanced AI innovations.

It also includes deployment of weather advisory, rich satellite and enhanced weather forecast information along with IT & mobile applications with a focus on improving the crop yield and cost savings through better farm management.

Illustration Photo: Indian researchers at The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in India. (credits: Peter Casier / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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