TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Vodafone Idea’s CSR arm, Vodafone India Foundation have come together with Nokia to deploy a smart agriculture solution in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The objective is to increase the productivity of the farmers. 50,000 farmers will benefit from the scheme.
Vodafone India Foundation’s Smart Agri solution pilot project has already started been made functional in 100 locations within the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
This initiative will help farmers enhance their income along with productivity.
The smart agriculture work-as-a-service solution, which utilizes the service of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) solution, will ensure precise and practical data is shipped to farmers enabling them to help them in enhancing productivity.
With the advantage of technology, it has been made possible through this smart agriculture service to deploy 400 sensors over 100,000 hectares of farmland to gather various data points which are then analysed by a cloud-based and localized Smart Agriculture application.
The app is beneficial as it provides local language support also as weather outlook and irrigation management information. The sensors generate insights that help to improve mainly soy and cotton crop yields and productivity.
VIL Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer P. Balaji said,
“Vi CSR is committed to leveraging technology strengths to create social impact via sustainable solutions. Smart crop management with the use of Smart IoT- and AI-based solutions is transforming the prevalent agricultural practices into more intelligent ones enabling farmers with smart decision making & helping them improve production as well as crop quality through better utilisation of resources”.
Crop management would also be made possible through WING by means of the following techniques:
- Smart irrigation
- Smart pesticide control
- Proactive information sharing frameworks on crops and weather
Hence, coming as a boon to farmers the positive results are awaited by them to get benefitted and have a rise in production soon.
Source: Krishi Jagran