Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize

Posted on:05 May 2016 17:46:10
Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize
05 May 2016 Current Affairs: The agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2016 won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in e-Agriculture category.The prize was announced in Geneva by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.

Features of Harita-Priya Project : Harita-Priya stands for Harmonized Information of Agriculture, Revenue and Irrigation for a Transformation Agenda - Precision Technology for Agriculture.It meant to collect very specific climate data from farms and give farmers personalised information through SMS It uses wireless sensor networks to collect micro-climatic information from farms.The data is used to create advisories and alerts on irrigation schedules and pests and plant diseases.Based on this state agriculture officers disseminate personalised crop advisories in Telugu language to farmers by way of SMS.The project was developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) in Hyderabad, which is having a pilot run in Anantpur district.The project was partnered by the Andhra Pradesh government, the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) station and the Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University in Anantapur.

WSIS Prizes : The WSIS Prizes recognize all players in the effort to improve global connectivity, from governments and global ICT (information communication technology) companies to grassroots NGOs leading innovative ICT-oriented projects at the local level.A total of 18 prizes were awarded in categories ranging from international cooperation to information ethics.

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs November 2017

22 NOVEMBER
NEWS
21 NOVEMBER
NEWS
20 NOVEMBER
NEWS
19 NOVEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs October 2017

31 OCTOBER
NEWS
30 OCTOBER
NEWS
29 OCTOBER
NEWS
28 OCTOBER
NEWS

Current Affairs September 2017

30 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
27 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
26 SEPTEMBER
NEWS