SENSAGRI - SENsor based Smart AGRIculture

Q.  ‘SENSAGRI’ is related to
- Published on 21 Jul 16

a. Japanese name for agriculture without soil
b. Women engaged in agriculture
c. Drones in agriculture
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Drones in agriculture
 
  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has formulated a collaborative research project entitled “SENSAGRI: SENsor based Smart AGRIculture”.
  • The major objective is to develop indigenous prototype for drone based crop and soil health monitoring system using hyperspectral remote sensing (HRS) sensors. This technology could also be integrated with satellite-based technologies for large scale applications.
  • Drone technology based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has ability for smooth scouting over farm fields, gathering precise information and transmitting the data on real time basis.
  • This capability could be used for the benefit of farming sector at regional/local scale for assessing land and crop health; extent, type and severity of damage besides issuing forewarning, post-event management and settlement of compensation under crop insurance schemes.

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