YES-TECH Manual, WINDS Portal and AIDE Mobile App

Context:  Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched several new technological initiatives under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to empower farmers and streamlining the operations. YES-TECH Manual:
  • It is a comprehensive guide developed after extensive testing and piloting in 100 districts of India.
  • It facilitates the implementation of YES-TECH, a technology-driven yield estimation system (YES).
  • The manual offers methodologies, best practices, and integration insights for accurate yield assessments.
  • Significance: It helps in enhancing yield estimation and decision-making processes in the agricultural sector.
WINDS Portal:
  • It is a centralized platform that hosts, manages, and processes hyper-local weather data.
  • It collects data from Automatic Weather Stations and Rain Gauges at Taluk/Block and Gram Panchayat levels.
  • Significance: Enhances risk assessment and decision-making in crop insurance, agriculture advisories, and disaster mitigation.
AIDE Mobile App:
  • The AIDE mobile app aims to revolutionize the enrolment process for crop insurance.
  • It is introduced on the Android platform and brings the enrolment process directly to the doorstep of farmers.
  • Significance: Ensures a seamless and transparent enrolment process, making crop insurance more accessible and convenient for farmers.
News Source: PIB

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