Digital Agriculture Mission (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Agriculture)

News-CRUX-10     15th June 2024        
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Context: The indian government is set to announce big ticket initiatives as part of its first 100-day agenda, which include a Rs 2,800 crore Digital Agriculture Mission.


Digital Agriculture Mission

  • About: It was launched in September 2021 by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

oIt spanning 2021-2025 has been launched by the government to support projects leveraging new technologies.

  • Technological Innovations: Technologies such as AI, blockchain, remote sensing, GIS, drones, and robots will be integrated to enhance agricultural practices.
  • Ecosystem Transformation: Transforming the agricultural sector requires a holistic approach that embraces ecosystem thinking. 
  • This involves integrating various stakeholders, both public and private, across the agriculture value chain—from crop selection and management to market logistics.
  • Agriculture Value Chain: It encompasses activities from crop selection and management to marketing, involving both public and private sectors, including logistics.

  • Digital Ecosystem Components:

oInteroperability

oData governance

oData quality

oData standards

oSecurity and privacy

oPromoting innovation

  • Architectural Requirements:

oA decentralized, federated architecture is essential, ensuring:

oAutonomy for service providers and other stakeholders

oInteroperability across the ecosystem.

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