Harita-Priya Agriculture Project of Andhra Pradesh has won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in the e-Agriculture category. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao announced the prize in Geneva. The project is developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) in Anantpur district, Hyderabad.
Harita-Priya (Harmonized Information of Agriculture, Revenue and Irrigation for a Transformation Agenda – Precision Technology for Agriculture) project is meant to collect very specific climate data from farms and give farmers personalized information through SMS. The data is used to create advisories and alerts on irrigation schedules and pests and plant diseases.
So now let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Harita-Priya agriculture project of which state has won the 2016 WSIS Prize ?
2. Name the centre which has developed the Harita Priya project ?
Courtesy : Business Standard