Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre

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Recently, the union Agriculture Minister inaugurated a Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) set up at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi.

About Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre

  • It is a tech-based solution involving multiple IT applications and platforms, which is designed to help in making informed decisions.
  • It is housed in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare.
  • Objectives: It will enable comprehensive monitoring of the farm sector by making available at one place geospatial information received from multiple sources, including remote sensing; plot-level data received through soil survey and weather data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) etc.
  • Working: It uses state of the art technologies such as artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to collect and process large amounts of granular data — on temperatures, rainfall, wind speed, crop yields and production estimations — and presents it in graphical format.
  • Features of this centre
    • It provides information on crop yields, production, drought situation, cropping patterns (geographic region-wise and year-wise) in map, timeline, and drill-down views.
    • Here one can also see the relevant trends (periodic and non-periodic), outliers, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and receive insights, alerts, and feedback on agriculture schemes, programmes, projects, and initiatives.
    • It uses platforms including the Krishi Decision Support System (DSS) to collect micro-level data, process it, and present the macro picture.
    • It can create an ecosystem based on which individual farmer-level advisories can be generated through apps like Kisan e-mitra, a chatbot developed for PM-Kisan beneficiaries.
    • The AI-/ machine learning-based system will identify a farmer through his/ her mobile number or Aadhaar, and match it with the farmer’s field information obtain through land records, historical crop sowing information from the crop registry, weather data from IMD, etc.
    • It will then generate a customised advisory in the local language of the farmer. For this, the system will use the Bhashini platform that allows translation into several Indian languages.

Q1) What Is Kisan e-Mitra?

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has developed Kisan e-Mitra (AI Chatbot) – Farmers’ digital assistance to address the queries related to the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme (PM-KISAN) in their own languages. This initiative empowers farmers through technological interventions whereby existing technological and language barriers of the farmers are removed.

Source: ICCC: Integrated farm data dashboard for customised solutions