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Agriculture Information : Satellite Based Online Crop Monitoring System App by IIT-R

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) have developed a satellite-based online information system and mobile app for crop monitoring at district level in Uttarakhand.

The electronics and communication engineering department of the institute has developed this system. It may be able to extend the online platform country-wide in a year or more after uploading data from other states.

The online information system is called "satellite-based agriculture information system" (SBAIS). The state agriculture authorities have expressed satisfaction over the development of the online information system as it can allow them to inspect land for settlement of crop insurance claims.

RailTel, a Miniratna enterprise of Government of India, has reportedly provided a funding of around Rs 80 lakh to the institute for the project. The institute has been working on the project for two years and has collected data on various agricultural factors beginning from 2011 and including all 13 districts of the state.