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July 04, 2019 Thursday 11:28:24 AM IST

IBM AI Solution for Agriculture in Bhopal, Rajkot, Nanded

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Shri Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State with IBM officials-PIB

IBM India Pvt Ltd will implement an Artificial Intelligence solution for the benefit of farmers in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Rajkot in Gujarat and Nanded in Maharashtra. 
The IBM's Watson Decision Platform will provide weather forecast and soil moisture information on a pro bono basis to help farmers take decisions regarding water and crop management for better production and productivity.
A statement of intent (SoI) regarding this for undertaking a pilot study in the three districts was signed in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Minster of State for Agriculture Shri Kailash Choudhary.
Speaking on the ocasion, Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar said ‘‘Our nation is foraying further into the digital age in the line of aspiration of Prime Minister of India towards achieving the goal of doubling the farmers’ income and it has been the Ministry’s assurance to bring digital technologies to help our farmers to increase their income and transform Indian agriculture’’. The Minister also added that enabling use of next-generation technologies such as AI and advanced weather data for better insights to make faster and more informed agricultural decisions is a testament to our commitment.