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Vodafone India Foundation and Nokia Deploy Smart Agriculture Solution

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
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Vodafone Idea’s CSR arm, Vodafone India Foundation has joined hands with Nokia to deploy a smart agriculture solution in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that aims to increase productivity of farmers.

The pilot project of Vodafone India Foundation’s Smart Agri solution project is being implemented in 100 locations within the states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra that will benefit more than 50,000 farmers within the region by enhancing their productivity as well as income.  

The smart agriculture work-as-a-service solution, which utilizes service of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) solution, which will make sure that precise and practical data is shipped to farmers enabling them to reinforce productivity. 

Over 400 sensors are been deployed over 100,000 hectares of farmland to gather various data points which are then analysed by a cloud-based and localized Smart Agriculture application.  

The app provides local language support also as weather outlook and irrigation management information. The sensors generate insights that help to improve mainly soy and cotton crop yields and productivity. Crop management through WING can include smart irrigation, smart pesticide control, proactive information sharing frameworks on crops and weather.  

VIL Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer P. Balaji said, “Vi CSR is committed to leveraging technology strengths to create social impact via sustainable solutions. Smart crop management with the use of Smart IoT- and AI-based solutions is transforming the prevalent agricultural practices into more intelligent ones enabling farmers with smart decision making & helping them improve production as well as crop quality through better utilisation of resources”.

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