Telangana to call for Expression for Interest for Better Farming project

The Telangana authorities will before long get in touch with for Expression for Curiosity (EoIs) in the subsequent one particular-two weeks for the implementation of a 5-calendar year Saagu Baagu (Greater Farming) undertaking by deploying engineering remedies.

The authorities is on the lookout for partners to establish and establish transformation opportunity of revolutionary technological remedies together the value chain in the key sector.

The Saagu Baagu Undertaking is being led by the Agriculture Section in association with Professor Jayashankar of Telangana State Agricultural College (PJTSAU) IT Section and the Planet Financial Discussion board.

Crops included

The undertaking will cover crops this sort of as cotton, chilli and turmeric for the kharif period and groundnut, bengal gram, and paddy for the rabi period.

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“The undertaking shall be implemented on the principle – ‘Think Major, Start off Small, Scale Fast’,” a senior authorities official stated.

This is an end result of the AI4AI (AI for Agriculture Innovation) initiative launched by the authorities a calendar year ago. The initiative resulted in the identification of nine frameworks and 30 use situations together 4 regions of the agriculture value chain – Crop Scheduling, Good Farming, Farmgate-to-Fork and Details-pushed Agriculture.

The State authorities tied up with CSIR India, Planet Financial Discussion board and a couple of ecosystem players, such as start-ups to tap emerging systems for creating a change to the agriculture sector.

The undertaking is aimed at masking one particular lakh farmers above 4 crop cycles and develop a scalable model.