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Use of drones, AI will change the face of agri sector:Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Adoption of along with (AI) will change the face of the irrigation and agriculture sectors in the long-run, said Thursday.

Addressing the first workshop of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India at the Sahyadri Guest House, he said new technologies will also improve predictability, which will help farmers plan the agricultural produce well in advance.

The had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of to set up the centre in the of Navi Mumbai.

The multi-million dollar centre will help the larger society benefit from industrial revolution including IoT, blockchain, AI among others.

"Industrial revolution with is changing the face of every single business which we used to do. It is making it more predictable more reliable more efficient," said.

He said even though the irrigation sector has seen some technological advancement, there is no proper evaluation tool for accurate assessment.

"But now with the associated with AI capabilities, information will be very assessable and I think that would increase the efficiency and accuracy of the department and we would really know that what we claim is correct. This would also increase the revenues of the department," said.

Similarly, he said, agriculture sector also requires sustainability considering the weather uncertainties and climate change, which can cause huge distress.

"All this can be assessed through drones and AI and we can actually reach the farmers before distress happens," he added.

Davis further said that if data can be collated from automated weather stations in the state's 2,000 revenue circles, AI and drones, an effective tool or platform can be created to make the entire agriculture space more predictable.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 14:15 IST
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