NABARD Launches AI-Powered Climate Resilient Tea Cultivation Project in Assam

The implementing agency will be IFFCO Kisan Suvidha Ltd. (IKSL) and the Pilot will be implemented for the STGs of Sewujjyoti Tea Federation, located at Chapanalla in Barhampur Development Block of Nagaon district.

NABARD Launches AI-Powered Climate Resilient Tea Cultivation Project in Assam

 NABARD, Assam RO, sanctioned a unique project titled “Climate resilient tea cultivation and AI-based pest management for small tea growers” across the State.

The project was ceremonially inaugurated jointly by Nagaon DC Narendra Kr Shah and Loken Das, GM, OIC of NABARD in the presence of Deputy Director of Tea Board India, Kamal Ch Baishya, principal scientist and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaon - Dr Niranjan Deka, NABARD, AGM Sankar Das, DDM, NABARD, LDM, Nagaon, Regional Managers of SBI and AGVB, representatives from DAO, DICC etc on Tuesday here.

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The implementing agency will be IFFCO Kisan Suvidha Ltd. (IKSL) and the Pilot will be implemented for the STGs of Sewujjyoti Tea Federation, located at Chapanalla in Barhampur Development Block of Nagaon district.

Speaking on occasion, Loken Das, GM, OIC of NABARD suggested that as per its mandate for the development of rural areas and the farm sector in the country, NABARD has been implementing various projects like integrated watershed development with climate-proofing interventions, integrated tribal development programs, precision farming and climate change projects, etc. from the surpluses generated from its business activities.

Through such projects, NABARD disseminated the utility of artificial intelligence (AI) and various technological advancements in Agri-Horti sector for the greater benefit of farmers and artisans in rural areas. He suggested that based on the pilot project's success, its replication can be considered among other groups, along with the involvement of all the stakeholders.

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During the event, the equipment like an automated wireless weather station, soil moisture sensors, SMART ravagers etc were distributed among the federation members too.

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