Tomar said that the app will enable farmers to get access to the right information at the right time and in their desired language. Tomar in his speed highlighted the wonderful ability of India’s agricultural sector to meet the food crop targets even during the challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic.
Innovation and Science @Bharat, the Strategic Alliances division of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, has over the past year facilitated partnerships between Industry, Foundation, academia, startups, MSMEs, through coalitions, consortia both national and international.
KisanMitr, a national digital platform that caters to farmers, focuses on filling this gap by combining data from various government ministries/departments like Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC), and others and making it available to the farmers through the Atmanirbhar Krishi app.
"With the Atmanirbhar Krishi app, farmers will have in their hands evidence-based information generated by research organisations like IMD, ISRO, ICAR, and CGWA," Principal Scientific Adviser to Government, K VijayRaghavan, said during the launch.