India is looking forward to transform into a digitized country and taking key initiatives to achieve it. The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India proves their willingness to develop the digitalization in all aspects.The Karnataka Government is taking technologies like Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to farmers for active promotion of Agriculture.
According to the MoU, Microsoft would develop a multi-variant agricultural commodity price forecasting model with Inputs from Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission (KAPC), and Department of Agriculture.The forecasting model will be developed basing on the factors like historical sowing area, production, yield, weather data-sets and other related datasets.
Anil Bhansali, Corporate VP, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft India (R&D), in a statement said that “This MoU will help enable the use of intelligent technologies to deliver solutions in the agriculture sector. AI in agriculture can play a major role in the digital transformation of India,”
The primary motive of association with Microsoft is to help poor farmers get higher crop yields with the help of digital tools and Artificial Intelligence that have the potential to deliver cutting-edge innovations in the state.
Dr. T.N. Prakash Kammardi, Chairman, KAPC said that”We believe that Microsoft’s technology will support these innovative experiments which will help us transform the lives of the farmers in our state,” added
Under the “Bhoochetana” project, Microsoft partnering with ICRISAT( International Crops Research Institute) for the Semi-Arid Tropics has deployed a Sowing Advisory Service in the kharif season on a limited pilot.
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