Ministry ties up with Jio, ITC, NCDEX on agritech

September 15, 2021 12:00 am | Updated 06:12 am IST - NEW DELHI

Cisco, Ninjacart too to build solutions

Narendra Singh Tomar

Narendra Singh Tomar

The Agriculture Ministry signed agreements on Tuesday with Reliance's Jio Platforms, ITC, Cisco, NCDEX e-Markets and Ninjacart to develop agritech solutions using its National Farmers Database, which includes information of 5.5 crore farmers.

This is part of an effort to modernise the agriculture sector by infusing new technologies so that farmers can increase their income, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

The pilot projects including one to monitor soil conditions and another to help on post harvest linkages are part of the Digital Agriculture Mission and will draw on the National Farmers Database. The Centre has asked States to attach land records to the database, to grow it to 8 crore farmers

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