Precision Agriculture in India- Challenges and Opportunities

6 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Mahesh Kumar Soma

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University)

Musarrat Shaheen

IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University

Farrah Zeba

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University)

M. Aruna

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University)

Date Written: March 31, 2019

Abstract

Precision farming is the latest trends in the agriculture sector which makes use of information technology to integrate all the procedures of farming from analyzing the soil-moisture, weather forecasting, and the quality of seed to predicting the real-time of harvesting. Basically, it focuses on the important aspect of inter-field and intra-field variability for growing crops. India is an agrarian country where agriculture is the backbone of the economy and precision farming could be quite useful. In the present article through a systematic literature review the vital role of precision farming was outlined. Also, the article identifies various challenges associated with the adoption of precision farming in India. For the same in-depth interviews with twenty farmers of the villages located near the Hyderabad city were conducted. The article is among the first preliminary study to explore the awareness, usages, and challenges behind the adoption of precision farming in India. The findings of the study will aid the policy makers in designing strategies for promoting precision farming in the emerging markets of India.

Suggested Citation

Soma, Mahesh Kumar and Shaheen, Musarrat and Zeba, Farrah and Aruna, M., Precision Agriculture in India- Challenges and Opportunities (March 31, 2019). Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Computing in Science, Technology and Management (SUSCOM), Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur - India, February 26-28, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3363092 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3363092

Mahesh Kumar Soma (Contact Author)

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University) ( email )

Dontanapalli
Shankerpalli Road, Hyderabad 501203,
Telangana
India

Musarrat Shaheen

IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University ( email )

Donthanapally Shankarapalli Road
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 501203
India
8712290355 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://ibshyderabad.org/Facultyprofiles/HRM/Musarrat%20Shaheen.pdf

Farrah Zeba

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University)

Dontanapalli
Shankerpalli Road, Hyderabad 501203,
Telangana
India

M. Aruna

IBS Hyderabad (A Constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, a Deemed University) ( email )

Dontanapalli
Shankerpalli Road, Hyderabad 501203,
Telangana
India

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