Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Agristack Project

Posted On: 13 DEC 2022 6:15PM by PIB Delhi

 The Department has commenced the work for creating Agristack in the country. In order to create Agristack, the department has finalized the core concept of “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA)” which lays down a framework for Agristack. For this, a Task Force was constituted and in furtherance, a concept paper on IDEA was prepared and comments were invited from subject experts, farmers, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and general public.

 Agristack is a federated structure and ownership of data is with the States only.

Access to federated Farmers’ database is with Government only. No private company is involved in developing the federated Farmers’ database. As of now, the federated database is being built by taking the publicly available data as existing in the Department and in various data silos in Government.

Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for Proof of Concepts (PoCs) with various companies for development of use cases have been signed and accordingly carried out. The details of these MoU/Agreements are at Annexure.

Annexure

Details of MoU entered by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare with leading Technology/Agri-tech/StartUp companies to develop Proof of Concepts (PoCs):

 

S No

Name of the Company

Focus Area

1

Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd

for consolidating agri ecosystem across the value chain (farm to fork) to empower the farmer using Data Analytics in 100 villages.

2

ESRI India Technologies Limited

for Establishment & Launch of “Nation Agriculture Geo Hub” and for using their ‘ArcGIS’ platform enabling a GIS layer over Farmers’ Database.

3

Amazon Web Services India

for digital services across the agri value chain and creating an innovation ecosystem around digital agriculture

4

Star Agribazaar Technology Private limited

for collaborating with Department of Agriculture for a pilot project to promote digital agriculture

5

Patanjali Organic Research Institute Private Limited

for farm management and farmers service

6

JIO Platforms Ltd

for taking up primary intervention module, i.e., advisory (basic as well as advanced) service in first phase

7

ITC Limited

for building a Customized ‘Site Specific Crop Advisory’ service and Digitization of Dairy Value Chain and support Wheat crop operations

8

Cisco Commerce India Pvt Ltd

for conceptualizing a Proof of Concept in effective knowledge sharing between farmers, administration, academia and industry

9

NCDEX e-Markets Ltd (NeML)

for a digital marketplace to contribute effectively towards increasing the income of farmers and improve farm efficiency/efficiency of the Agriculture sector

10

Ninjacart – 63Ideas Infolabs Pvt Ltd

for developing and hosting the Agri Marketplace Platform

11

Artificial Intelligence Unit of National Entrepreneurship Network (Wadhwani AI)

Scale the Pest Management Solution for Cotton Farmers to about 50,000 lead farmers and 500000+ cascade farmers in 2022 Kharif season. Create AI/ML solution.

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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