Topic : Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
5. The century’s most valuable innovation in farm management is based on using Information and Communications Technologies, in such a context discuss the importance of precision farming to Indian agriculture. (250 words)
Why the question:
The article highlights about the session on “Sensors and Sensing for Precision Agriculture” was organized under “Precision Agriculture” by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute with total participation of 1019 including 38 panelists on 05th October 2020, as part of the Vaishwik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit 2020.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss and elaborate in what way the century’s most valuable innovation in farm management is based on using Information and Communications Technologies.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by defining what precision farming is.
In the answer body first explain in what way information and technology-based farm management system identifies, analyses and manages variability in fields by conducting crop production practices at the right place and time and in the right way, for optimum profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource.
Discuss the importance of adopting precision farming by the Indian farmers. List down the advantages and concerns if any.
One can present case studies to substantiate better.
Conclude with way forward.