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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Launched KISAN Project and Hailstorm App.

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Minister Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan  launched KISAN Project of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmer’s Welfare(FW), Ministry of Agriculture and FW .

Kisan project Hail Storm AppThe vision of the project is the use of Space Technology and geoinformatics (GIS, GPS and Smartphone) technology along with high resolution data from UAV/Drone based imaging for improvement in yield estimation and better planning of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), needed for crop insurance programme.   

The KISAN project will be executed by Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), an attached Office of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & FW, in collaboration with ISRO Centres (Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad & National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad), India Meteorological Department, CCAFS, State Agriculture Departments and State Remote Sensing .

The Pilot Study is offered  to be launched during

Kharif season of 2015  in one District each of Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

Rabi season of 2015-16  in two Districts each of Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra .

While launching the project Honourable Minister Of State informed that once the Pilot Study is successful, it will be extended to the other parts of the country.

An Android App,which will help in the real time data collection about hailstorm occurrences along with photographs and geographical coordinates (longitude and latitude) also launched by Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.The App was designed by ISRO (National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad).

The App will help Government to get real time data about the Hailstorms which will be collected through the Agriculture Department officials of different States.  This will support in selecting the crop loss more objectively and in a very fast manner

Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare: Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
  • KISAN – C(K)rop Insurance using Space technology And geoiNformatics
  • MNCFC – Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre
  • CCAFS – Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
  • GIS – Geographical Information System
  • GPS – Global Positioning System
  • ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
  • UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle