Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare signs 5 MOUs with private companies for taking forward Digital Agriculture

What is the News? Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with private corporations to advance digital agriculture. What is Digital Agriculture? Digital agriculture is the use of new and advanced technologies, integrated into one system, to enable farmers and other stakeholders within the agriculture value chain to… Continue reading Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare signs 5 MOUs with private companies for taking forward Digital Agriculture

PM releases ninth installment of PM-Kisan and pitches for edible oil self-reliance

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Prime Minister of India has released the ninth installment under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi(PM-KISAN) scheme. Moreover, the PM has also announced a new initiative named ‘National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm(NMEO-OP)’. Click here to read about PM-KISAN scheme About National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm(NMEO-OP): Aim: The… Continue reading PM releases ninth installment of PM-Kisan and pitches for edible oil self-reliance

How technology is Enabling smart farming?

Source: Livemint Relevance: Applications of technology in agriculture sector Synopsis:  Millions of farmers in India, who often rely on luck or favorable weather for a decent harvest, could be benefitted with access to better technologies which are affordable. Role of Technology in agriculture  Crop and Soil Monitoring – using censors or Internet of Things,  for… Continue reading How technology is Enabling smart farming?