IBM to help Indian farmers through AI

IBM India officials with Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar : Pic courtesy: PIB

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IBM India Pvt Ltd will give its Watson Decision Platform , on pilot basis, to Indian farmers who would then be able to use technologies like Artificial Intelligence and weather forecast techniques at village levels for vital information on crop management, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MAFW) has said in New Delhi, July 3, 2019.

” Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) for undertaking a pilot study in 3 districts of Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra respectively, with IBM India Private Limited..  IBM’s Watson Decision Platform will give solution in the field of agriculture through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology at village level/ farm level to provide weather forecast and soil moisture information on pro bono basis to help farmers for taking decisions regarding water and crop management for better production and productivity, ” MAFW said .

It said IBM Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture would be” leveraged to obtain farm level weather forecast and village level soil moisture in three districts in Central & Western India. This pilot study will be conducted for the Kharif crop season 2019”. .

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