Digital Farming Initiative in Agriculture (DFIA)
During the month of January, 2018, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has undertaken a new initiatives to develop a digital agricultural extension services using Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) network across the Nation. In this project, ICAR will provide the technical input and advisory through KVK network and TCS will provide its digital platform mKRISHI® offering two way interactive digital extension services. It will provide one stop digital platform to bring farmers, KVK experts and researchers/ experts from SAUs, and / or other ICAR Institutes together. At least 10 farmers from every village under each KVK have been targeted to be connected with ICAR by 15.08.2018 using mKRISHI platform. The details of each farmer were collected in a prescribed format of Agriculture Extension Division (AE), ICAR, New Delhi in different phases. Data of around 3 lakh farmers’ were collected and submitted to the Council.