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UNION MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS’ WELFARE LAUNCHES KRISHI MEGH

UNION MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS’ WELFARE LAUNCHES KRISHI MEGH

Context

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services) along with the KVC ALUNET (Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Chhatr Alumni Network) and Online Accreditation System for Higher Agricultural Educational Institutions (HEI).

Details

  • It will be a new chapter in digital India which enables the farmers, researchers, students and policy makers to be more equipped with updated and latest information regarding agriculture, research, education and extension in digital form.
  • KVC ALUNET has been formed as a result of an idea of social networking for the alumnus of the Agricultural Universities.

Key Features of Krishi Megh

  • NARES-Cloud Infrastructure and Services with its constituents ICAR-DC and ICAR-Krish Megh provide a robust and dynamic platform to meet the growing IT needs of the NARES system with the deployment of mission critical applications such as e-Office, ICAR-ERP, Education Portal, KVK Portal and mobile apps, ICAR institute websites, Academic Management System, Alumni Portal, e-Courses of UG and PG level etc.
  • Under NAHEP, the out-reach of existing ICAR Data Center is broadened to cover the Agriculture Universities enabling them to host their websites and IT solutions.
  • ICAR-Krishi Megh at NAARM Hyderabad is synchronized with ICAR-Data Center at ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi has been built to mitigate the risk, enhance the quality, availability and accessibility of e-governance, research, extension and education in the field of agriculture in India.

Why has NAARM Hyderabad been chosen?

  • It lies in a different seismic zone w.r.t. ICAR-Data Center at ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi.
  • It is also suitable for climatic conditions such as low humidity levels which are controllable in the data center environment.
  • It has latest AI/Deep learning software/tools kits to build and deploy deep learning based applications such as disease and pest identification by using image analysis, detection of maturity and ripening of fruits through image analysis, disease identification in livestock etc.

About National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

  • It is funded by both the government of India and the World Bank.
  • Its objective is to provide more relevant and high-quality education to the agricultural university students which is relevant to the New Education Policy - 2020.

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