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JK readies for Digital Agriculture Mission: Atal Dulloo

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JAMMU: The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Agriculture Production Department Atal Dulloo on Wednesday convened a meeting to discuss implementation of Digital Agriculture Mission (Agristack) in Jammu & Kashmir, at Civil Secretariat here.
It was a first-of-its-kind meeting in which the ACS briefed that the Digital Agriculture Mission aims to lead farmers towards precision farming.
He said equipped with the right technology, farmers will be provided knowledge about their soil health and the most suitable crops, soil treatment and the right kind of pesticides and fertilisers for their farmlands.
“Timely updates would be delivered through call centres or other media,” he said.
The ACS remarked that data from PM KISAN, Kisan Credit Card, Soil Health Card schemes is already available with the government for implementation of the mission.
He directed that the Revenue Department ensure dynamic linking of farmer data with digitised land records. Remote sensing and weather data and databases of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) could also be used for the purpose, it was told.
It was directed that respective officers ensure Aadhar based e-KYC of farmers is done and data of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scrutinised.
Emphasis was also laid on geo-referencing of village records and it was informed that GIS based real time crop survey would be done by March 2023 in this regard.

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