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Digitising Indian Agriculture - ICT / IOT role in Agriculture - Part 2

ICT / IOT role in Indian Agriculture - Part 2 Some more applications W e talked about how data alone is not going to help and we need analytics on top of the data to get  actionable intelligence in our previous blog . We saw two applications of IOT / ICT , namely micro  weather station and Greenhouse monitoring. We are going to talk  more applications of IOT / ICT in agriculture. So continuing from where we left 3.  Warehouse and Cold chain monitoring The definition of a cold-chain is " A cold chain is uninterrupted series of storage, production, logistic and transport while maintaining a desired low temperature range which is  necessary to preserve and maintain the shelf life of products like agriculture produce, sea food,  frozen food, pharmaceutical products and medicine, chemicals and other products which if not  preserved using cooling will get deteriorate from their quality standards ". A large part of agriculture produce is stored  to meet fu

Digitising Indian Agriculture - ICT / IOT role in Agriculture - Part 1

 ICT / IOT role in Indian Agriculture In our past blogs, we shared information on how Yuktix is playing its role in Digitisation of Indian Agriculture institutes ( Here is the link to the blog) . We in Yuktix come across lot of enquiries about how IOT / ICT can  play a important role in India Agriculture keeping in mind the harsh economics realities ( 80% of rural house hold have marginal landholdings of 1 hectare and just 7% hold more than 2 hectare which lead to low quarterly revenue and thus low investment in technology - Source ).  I thought, it will be nice to write a blog on different applications of IOT / ICT in Agriculture and how it can make a difference. The rural-urban split of population in India is 68.84% and 31.16% and the level of urbanisation has increased from 27.81% (2001) to 31.16% (2011) which is further expected to increase in incoming years (interesting to note that the growth rate from 2001 to 2011 is less than 1991 to 2001 - Source ).  This in