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For future of agriculture focus on digital learning and AI

For a secure future for agriculture and agriculture education, the focus should be on digital learning, artificial intelligence, augmented learning and robotics, said Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and Secretary, DARE.

Addressing the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s 48th Foundation Day and Open and Distance Learning Graduation Day, Mr. Mohapatra wanted the university to also focus on climate change and water crisis.

A press release from the university said he was appreciative of the nanotechnology research work in the University.

S. Alagusundaram, Deputy Director General, ICAR, asked the scientific community to make use of the data available in the National Agricultural Research Project, which had inputs from over 225 institutions across the country, to draw up a plan to tackle the impact of climate change, the release said.

The university Vice-Chancellor K. Ramasamy recalled the institution’s growth from a small farm school in Saidapet, then Madras, in 1863 to what it was today.


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