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.
- 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.
- 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.