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An R&D infrastructure was created at CDAC-Kolkata to carry out such research & development and establish an advanced research infrastructure and platform on
application of Electronics and ICT technologies in the two very important sectors,
Agriculture and Environment, under this National programme (AgriEnIcs) through
convergence of multi-disciplinary technology areas and strategic alliances with a
holistic look towards improving the lives of the people of India.
To act as a catalyst in product oriented sensory mechanized research and development inspired by ecosystem for Indian agri and environment sector.
To boost the crop economy and people’s health, by catalyzing innovation, building capacity and enhancing productivity through ICT and electronics driven solutions across the agriculture, environment and food value chain, ensuring food safety, security and inclusive growth.
The proposed AgriEnIcs programme will be the crucible of research, innovation and commercialization of products and system solutions in the field of agriculture and environmental electronics
Smt Sunita Verma
Group Coordinator and Scientist G
MeitY has been supporting development of Electronics and IT solutions for all sectors with special emphasis on Agriculture and Environment. The E&IT technologies through various R&D initiatives will not only bring solutions to the doorstep of our farmers but also enable optimal utilization of resources, bringing maximum benefit to the stakeholders. MeitY has adopted a consortium mode of approach for AgriEnIcs, which brings together R&D experts or researchers or industry and users on a single platform for the national level implementation of the programme.
Shri Magesh Ethirajan
We all are aware that India's economy is heavily reliant on agriculture. More than 58 percentage of rural families rely mostly on agriculture for their subsistence. On the other hand, environmental pollution has emerged as a global problem. The strain of a developing nation like India's extremely high population density exacerbates the issues ICT and electronics have the potential to ameliorate this situation significantly. In this scenario, ICT and electronics have the opportunity to enhance all agricultural and environmental operations significantly. As a result, networking and collaborations are crucial in diverse disciplines like electronics and ICT, agriculture and the environment. To boost productivity and profitability while also reducing labour-intensive tasks, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), Government of India, is supporting a national programme on Electronics and ICT Applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnlcs) being run by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata. The technology verticals employed by C-DAC to solve various problems under the ongoing AgriEnics program are loT, Sensors & sensing systems, Robotics, Image Processing. and Al-ML I am happy to note that the program is not limited to executing a few R&D projects but also supports India's creative brains by providing a research platform through the AgriEnics Grand Challenge program. The country's researchers, budding scientists and entrepreneurs, will be able to innovate and solve a few real problems, at least up to the PoC level. One or two promising outcomes of this effort may be nurtured further to the product level with handholding support by C-DAC scientists and Industry experts. I am also thankful to MeitY for providing financial support to this initiative of C-DAC Kolkata centre and creating a wonderful scientific fraternity comprising academicians and industry experts to monitor and guide the AgriEnics program. I wish the AgriEnics Grand Challenge program great success I also congratulate the Team AgriEnics, the Agriculture and Environment Electronics (AEE) Group of C-DAC, Kolkata Centre. Thank you all
Shri Aditya Kumar Sinha
India's economy is heavily reliant on agriculture. More than 58 percentage of rural families rely mostly on agriculture for their subsistence. On the other hand, since the middle of the previous century, environmental pollution has emerged as a worldwide problem. In particular, the strain of a developing nation like India's extremely high population density exacerbates the issues. ICT and electronics have the potential to significantly ameliorate this situation. In this scenario, ICT and electronics have the opportunity to significantly enhance all agricultural and environmental operations. As a result, networking and collaborations are crucial in diverse disciplines like electronics and ICT, agriculture and the environment. In order to boost productivity and profitability while also reducing labour-intensive tasks, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, is supporting a national programme on Electronics and ICT Applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs) being run by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kolkata
Dr Om Krishan Singh
Scientist D and Joint Director, ESDA
The AgriEnIcs programme brings the idea of multifaceted empowerment to the agricultural and environmental sectors through use of the State-of-Art, Internet of Things and Information and Communication Technologies to converge the R&D, academia and industry ecosystems to the need of the users, enroute to an independent and self-reliant agricultural and environmental economy under 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.
International Conference on Systems and Technologies for Smart Agriculture ICSTA 2023 Jointly organized by C-DAC, Kolkata, and the University of Calcutta
Industry and Users meet on ICT and Electronics Based Indigenous Solutions for Dairy Industry
Officials of C-DAC Kolkata visited Sai Institute of Rural Development,Varanasi
Village level outreach program on Mastitis screening of cattle at farmers doorstep under MeitY funded project