Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre

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Source-This post on Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) has been created based on the article “ICCC: Integrated farm data dashboard for customised solutions” published in “The Indian Express” on 27 March 2024.

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Agriculture Minister has recently inaugurated a Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) set up at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi. This is a big-screen dashboard of all digital innovations in the sector.

About Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre

Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre 
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Description-It is a tech-based solution involving multiple IT applications and platforms which helps in making informed decisions. It is housed in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare.

Objective– To monitor the farm sector by ensuring availability of geospatial information received from multiple sources at one place.
These sources include remote sensing; plot-level data received through soil survey; weather data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD); sowing data from Digital Crop Survey.

Visual output-Information on crop yields, production, drought situation, cropping patterns (geographic region-wise and year-wise) in map etc will be displayed on 8 large 55-inch LED screens installed at the ICCC.

What is the significance of Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre?

1) FARMER’S ADVISORY:It allows visualisation of GIS based soil carbon mapping and soil health card data for a particular district together at one place. This will help in ensuring a customised and authentic advisory to be sent to the farmers.

2) DROUGHT ACTIONS:Increase or decrease in yield from a specific region (as per GCES data) can be correlated with weather, rainfall, and other information available in Drought Portal.
This would help the administration to understand the reason for increase/ decrease in yield.

3) CROP DIVERSIFICATION: An analysis of crop diversification maps will help decision-makers to identify regions which have a scope for crop diversification.

4) FARM DATA REPOSITORY: Krishi Decision Support System (K-DSS), a platform under development, will act as an agriculture data repository. This platform will help in evidence-based, efficient, and data-driven decision-making.

5) VALIDATION OF YIELD: Yield that is captured through Krishi MApper can be analysed with the yield that is generated through GCES application for a plot.

6) Individual farmer level advisories-It can ensure individual farmer-level advisories by using apps like Kisan e-mitra.

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