Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Agriculture Ministry signs MoU with Microsoft for a pilot project in 100 villages of six states to raise farmers income

Union Agriculture Ministry has signed an MoU with Microsoft for a pilot project in 100 villages of six states. This project will carry out various tasks for the betterment of farmers in the selected villages, which will enhance their income. This will also reduce the input costs for farmers and make farming easy.

These states are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. Microsoft will develop farmer interface for smart and well-organized agriculture, including post-harvest management and distribution.

Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of digital agriculture is now taking shape.

He said, since taking over as the Prime Minister in 2014, Mr Modi has laid great emphasis on the use of modern technologies in farming sector to enhance farmers income. He said, the agricultural economy is the backbone of the country and any loss to agriculture is a loss for the country.

Mr Tomar said, the agriculture sector has contributed positively to the country’s economy even in adverse conditions like Corona epidemic.

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