The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) today set up iHub aiming to provide space for agricultural entrepreneurs, scientists and technology experts for innovative work in the field of agriculture.
According to an official release, Telangana's Industry and IT Minister K T Rama Rao and Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy launched the iHub at ICRISAT.
"I think the convergence of technology with the distressed sectors like agriculture, is the key to empowering our farmers and to improve productivity. Science cannot be for the sake of science and unless it changes things on the ground for the common person we cannot say that we've been able to make a social and economic impact," KTR said.
An advisory council was set up with IT Secretary of Telangana Jayesh Ranjan, Microsoft India Managing Director Anil Bhansali, T-Hub Senior vice-President Rama Iyer and Telangana agriculture university Vice-Chancellor Praveen Rao as members.
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