Centre signs MoU with IBM to utilize AI in agriculture

Last Updated: July 5, 2019

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Centre signs MoU with IBM to utilize AI in agriculture
05 July 2019 Current Affairs: Government of India has signed a MoU with IBM India to use AI in agriculture. Under the pact, IBM will undertake a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in one district each in three states.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and junior minister Kailash Choudhary, and other senior officials.

Implementation:
The pilot study will be conducted for the Kharif crop season 2019 in three districts namely Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded, in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, respectively.
Once the study is done, the Watson Decision Platform of IBM will give solution in the field of agriculture through AI and weather technology at village level/ farm level. 
The platform will provide weather forecast and soil moisture information on pro bono basis. 
This aims to help farmers to take decisions regarding water and crop management for better production and productivity.

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