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ICAR Data Centre Launched For Accurate Farm Information

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that, ICAR Data Centre launched newly, which will work towards providing accurate farm information as doubts have been raised about the government's crop production estimates.

The government's wheat production estimate for 2015-16 crop year is on higher side and the actual output is different, said traders in the last few months.

After inaugurating the centre and a KVK mobile App, Singh said, "Many have expressed doubts about our production data. The new ICAR Data Centre will provide transparent and accurate data." Now this centre will do analysis of all kinds of data related to production and consumption of agri-crops.

He said, "The ICAR Data Centre in Pusa campus will play a pivotal role to take 'Digital India' campaign related to agriculture sector ahead."

Farmers have covered wheat crop in more area so far, and there has been no impact of demonetization, said minister while discussing about wheat sowing.