Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare M.R.Okay. Panneerselvam on Saturday announced a scheme for digital agriculture with an allocation of ₹8 crore.
All applied sciences, protecting from seed to yield, will be obtained by means of the ‘Uzhavan’ cellular software, he stated.
Individual farm-based crop plans, survey numbers and sub-divisions of all villages will probably be geo-tagged and super-imposed with particulars of land-owners’ primary info, soil well being and the crops grown. The seven agro-climatic zones are divided into 1,330 micro agro-climatic zones to formulate worthwhile crop plans primarily based on components of manufacturing, in line with the agriculture price range for 2022-23.
Artificial Intelligence will probably be utilized to monitoring of crops for pest and illness and instantaneous administration measures will probably be delivered to farmers by means of SMS advisories in co-ordination with Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mr. Panneerselvam stated.
In co-ordination with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Tamil Nadu Drone Corporation, farmers will probably be skilled at seven farmers’ coaching centres in the usage of drones in spraying pesticide and surveying the phases of crops, he added.
Internet of Things will probably be adopted in State seed farms and State horticultural farms for automated irrigation and fertigation (the applying of fertilizers with irrigation water). Farmers will probably be skilled in the usage of this new digital expertise, the Minister stated.
A portal, ‘Tamil Mann Valam’, will probably be launched in co-ordination with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. It will allow farmers to get the soil fertility standing of their land, survey number-wise, and to print the soil well being playing cards by themselves, he stated.
The farmers will probably be supplied with amenities for paying their contribution for agriculture inputs at agricultural extension centres by means of e-challan, bank cards, debit playing cards and Unified Payments Interface. The cashless transaction will probably be adopted on a pilot foundation in a single block of every district, Mr. Panneerselvam stated.