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Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)

Why is it in the news?

  • Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda inaugurated the Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in New Delhi’s Krishi Bhavan.
  • It serves as a comprehensive dashboard showcasing digital innovations in the agricultural sector, emphasizing technology’s role in advancing farming practices.

More about the news

  • The Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) is a tech-based solution housed in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare.
  • The ICCC aims to monitor the farm sector comprehensively by integrating geospatial information from various sources such as remote sensing, soil surveys, weather data, and market intelligence.
  • It facilitates quick and efficient decision-making by providing integrated visualization of diverse agricultural data.
  • Information is presented in map, timeline, and drill-down views, along with trends, outliers, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Practical Applications:

  • Farmer’s Advisory: Provides authentic advisories based on soil health, weather data, and crop suitability.
  • Drought Actions: Correlates yield variations with weather conditions to facilitate proactive decision-making during droughts.
  • Crop Diversification: Identifies regions suitable for diversified cropping based on analysis of crop diversification maps.
  • Farm Data Repository: Krishi Decision Support System (K-DSS) acts as an agriculture data repository, aiding evidence-based decision-making and customized advisories.
  • Validation of Yield: Compares yield data captured through Krishi MApper with that generated through the General Crop Estimation Survey (GCES) for plot validation.

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