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Role of AI in Providing Food Security to Large Population of India

The ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur recently celebrated its 61st Foundation Day.   In the Foundation Day Lecture on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Agriculture”, Chief Guest, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur briefed about the developments in the field of AI and its possible use in decision making process for the development of agriculture. Dr. Chaudhury stressed upon the use of COBOT (Co-working Robot) instead of robot considering the scarce availability of manpower in the country. He emphasized on the pivotal role that can be played by the AI in providing the food security to the large population of the country. 

He also accentuated on the need for multi-institutional collaboration on important problems faced by the farmers of the region. The Chief Guest also released 2 Publications - Special Issue of Krishi Maru Chayanika on water” and “Good Agricultural Practices”. 

Dr. Praveen Kumar, Director In-charge of ICAR-CAZRI outlined the Institute’s achievements. The awards for Best Research Papers, Best Worker Technical, Administration and Supporting Categories, etc., were also conferred. 

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