Overview of ICT Initiatives in Agriculture

Report
MULTITUDE OF ICT INITIATIVES
800…80…8
Farmers’ Portal
SMS PORTAL FOR FARMERS
All 3 Departments of Ministry of Agriculture, IMD, SAUs, KVKs etc. and State Governments. Nearly 97 crore
messages since inauguration by President 11 months ago through DeitY and NIC Gateways
Different databases from above offices, Kisaan Call Centres and Web Registration have been integrated to
have a foot-print of about 60 lac farmers as of now – potential to reach 8.93 crore farmer households
Fresh registration on KCC, Web, CSC and Pull SMS; Officers down to Block level send Excel sheets also
Dissemination of information and provision of services & advisories to farmers in their own languages free of
cost. To avoid duplication & contradiction, IT enabled checks and search facility
Content based on farmers’ location & priorities of crop / agricultural practices. SMS based services such as
Soil Test, Market Information have been integrated, Universal Plug-in
Easy Phonetic Typing Tools for12 Indian languages. Mobile based Text to Speech conversion under testing. New
Features: Delivery Report, Supervisory Control, User Feedback, Graphical Dashboard
THE USSD MAGIC…
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IAMAI and IMRB Report: Active internet users in rural areas by June, 2014 will
be 5.6 crore but 40 crore mobile phones in rural areas
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Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) - A rarely used technology as
old as mobile telephony itself will work even on the ancient Nokia 3115 or 1110
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USSD is interactive text messaging
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Remote location data entry and query on databases by text messaging
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Fixed monthly charges @ Rs. 5 – database to be collected through CSCs
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Applications developed already Mandi price data entry, choice of right machine,
seed availability and agromet advisory (last two being tested)
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Android Apps in pipeline
Dial *491*105*2# from a Registered Mobile
KCCs…Need Specific Resolution
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Aim: reach at least one third the farmers households, once in a year. It amounts to about 4.25
crore calls/year. Requires 3000 plus FTAs
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Total 1.60 crore calls registered at KCCs since inception.
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IPPBX based & MPLS. Call barging and 100% call recording
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SMS to caller farmers providing a gist of advisories given to them on phone in local language.
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Voice mail system for recording farmer’s queries with provision for call back.
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Facility of video conferencing for upgradation of skills of KCC agents.
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Centralized monitoring of KCCs at different locations and relevant web resources.
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Full Involvement of State Governments, KVKs and SAUs in Call Escalation Matrix & Training
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Integration of KKMS (http://farmer.gov.in/kkms) with CSCs (http://staging.csc.gov.in)
e-Taal Transactions – Agriculture Numero Uno
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NATIONAL e-GOVERNANCE PLAN Agriculture (NeGP-A)
Phase-I Coverage: 7 States during last one year, 90:10 Funding Pattern
12 cluster of Services, 78 components. Present status 39 + 8. Rs. 800 crore plus
Web enabled delivery of services & service levels
Process re-engineering, change management and project management
Centralized Initiative - Decentralized Implementation
Project Activities & Timelines of NeGP-A
SR
A
Activity
IMPLEMENTATION PRE- PLANNING
A1
Date of RFP Release
B
IMPLEMENTATION
B1
Timelines
Completion of Software Development by NIC of components
31 May 2014
30 Apr 2014
which have been cleared for development.
B2
Incorporation of changes/suggestions from Divisions and
30 Jun 2014
States to all SRS documents for software development in
remaining service clusters
B3
Completion of all SRS of remaining components to such a
31 Jul 2014
level that on which Software Development can start taking
place.
B4
Completion of Data Entry Screens
30 Sep 2014
B5
Selection of Hardware Vendor by DAC
15 Sep 2014
B6
Completion of Civil Infrastructure and Site Preparation (by
31 Aug 2014
B7
Signing of Agreement
30 Sep 2014
B8
Installation of Hardware by Hardware Vendor
15 Jan 2015
B9
Pilot launching of all Services
Data Digitalisation by States
30 Nov 2014
B10
Suggestions received from States on services
31 Dec 2014
B11
User Acceptance Testing
31 Jan 2015
Completion of Data Migration
B12
Complete Implementation / Deployment / Stabilisation including
31 Mar 2015
required software and hardware for Central Segment (Go-Live) at
all locations
C
Operations & Maintenance and Support Phase
01 Apr 2015
Support of GOI under NeGP-A
H/W & and System S/w
with comprehensive
onsite warranty for 5
years
Basic IT training to end
users.
Full support for site
preparation of Training
Centers and 55% share
for other sites.
An amount of Rs. 7500
per block, Rs.10, 500 per
district HQ and Rs.
30,000 per State HQ per
year for consumables for
a period of three years.
Connectivity charges with
SWAN for end user
locations for a period of 3
Years at an average of Rs.
11000 per location per
year.
100, 70 and 50 percent
for manpower cost for
first three years.
Support for IT
infrastructure at
selected Mandis, Handheld devices for e-Pest
surveillance.
Centralised Application
Devpt with 25%
flexibility to States
Mode of Delivery of Services in NeGP-A
- Application
Submission
- Status Tracking
- Electronic
Registration
Grievance Mgmt.
- Grievance entry
- Routing & Alert
- Status Update
e-Certification
CMS
- Capture Content
- Manage Content
- Store Content
- Preserve Content
User Mgmt.
- Account Creation,
Modification, Deletion
- Rights Management
- MIS Reports
e-Monitor
- Application
Submission
- Status Tracking
- Electronic
Certification
- Inspection Report
- Scheme monitoring
- Target monitoring
- Monthly progress
- Upload Content
- Review & Edit Content
- Remove Content
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
KMS
Pesticide Testing
Soil Testing
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
- Soil Health Card
Seed Testing
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
Grievance Mgmt.
- Grievance entry
- Routing & Alert
- Status Update
e-Monitor
- Scheme monitoring
- Target monitoring
- Monthly progress
Delivery Channels
CSC
Department
FARMER
e-Registration
State Level Modules
KCC
Seed Certf.
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Field result upload
- e-certificate
Scheme App.
- Application
Submission
- Status Tracking
- Query uplaod
KMS
- Upload Content
- Review & Edit Content
- Remove Content
SCC
Private Kiosk
Fertilizer Testing
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
Mass Media
DEPARTMENT
Central Level Modules
Mobile
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
AGMARKNET
SEEDNET
Pesticide Testing
- Sample submission
- Status tracking
- Result upload
User Mgmt.
- Account Creation,
Modification, Deletion
- Rights Management
- MIS Reports
CIBRC
DPPQS
CMS
FMS
AGRICOOP
INTRADAC
- Capture Content
- Manage Content
- Store Content
- Preserve Content
State Portals
IVRS
Agri Clinic
Agri Biz Centre
PRIVATE SEC.
Fertilizer Testing
IMD
12
12 clusters of services under NeGP-A
13
Participants and Workshop strategy
State Deptts
of Agri & IT,
State NIC,
Farmers
Industry,
ICAR
Scientists,
SAUs
DAC,
DAHDF,
DARE, IMD
ISRO,
CDAC, NIC,
Domain
Experts
• 6 Working Groups
comprising all
stakeholders
• Screen Level
Discussion
• Extension of Direct
hands-on Approach
• Upgradation,
Integration and
Standardisation of
practices
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Some Recent Initiatives to be Discussed
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E-Parwana, Soil Testing/Fertility Maps
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Farm Implements Delivery system, e-Jalnidhi
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Micro Irrigation, FCMS, Crop Doctor
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Buyer Seller Interaction Platform
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GIS of Marketing Infrastructure
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Bhuwan of ISRO with Drought MIS
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E-Krishi Kiran and Soil Fertility Maps
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Management of Micro Irrigation
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NeGP-A Service Components

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