India Welcomes Disruptive Technology in Agriculture

India Welcomes Disruptive Technology in Agriculture

In a major initiative to apply disruptive technology in agriculture, a consortium of researchers has been formed with the partnership of three leading institutions in the country, with the mandate of turning farming from an ‘uncertain’ to ‘assured’ activity, according to an article by United News of India.


The platform, the Consortium of Researchers for Disruptive Technologies in Agriculture (CDTA), is a joint venture of the academic-cum-research scientists of IIITMK, Thiruvananthapuram, GB Pant University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Pant Nagar (Uttarkhand) and Indian Institute Space Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

The team will advocate and implement application of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics (DA), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing (CC), Aerospace Observation and Miniaturised Sensors in the agriculture domain.