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Krishi Megh

Topics Covered: e-technology in the aid of farmers.

Krishi Megh:


Context:

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services).

 What is it?

  • Krishi Megh is the data recovery centre of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research).

Details:

  • Krishi Megh has been set up under the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
  • The data recovery centre has been set up at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad.

Significance and benefits of Krishi Megh:

  • Built to mitigate the risk, enhance the quality, availability and accessibility of e-governance, research, extension and education in the field of agriculture in India.
  • Krishi Megh is equipped with the latest artificial intelligence and deep learning software for building and deploying of deep learning-based applications through image analysis, disease identification in livestock, etc.
  • It enables the farmers, researchers, students and policymakers to be more equipped with the updated and latest information regarding agriculture and research.

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP):

The project is funded by both the government of India and the World Bank.

The overall objective of the project is to provide more relevant and high-quality education to the agricultural university students that is in tune with the New Education Policy – 2020.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. Funding and objective of the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
  2. What is Krishi Megh?
  3. Where the data centre has been set up?
  4. About ICAR- formation, functions and important schemes.

Mains Link:

Discuss the features and significance of Krishi Megh.

Sources: pib.