DIC and ICAR Entered into MoU Agreement

Published on June 11, 2021
Current Context: The Digital India Corporation (DIC) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have entered into an MoU agreement.
DIC and ICAR Entered into MoU Agreement
  • They have signed MoU to help India’s farmers by granting them location-specific Demand-based Tele Agricultural Advisories.
  • The ‘Demand-based Tele Agricultural Advisories’ will be granted by integrating DIC’s Interactive Information Dissemination System (IIDS) with the Kisan Sarathi Program of ICAR.
  • The system will be implemented through the network of ICAR so that it will benefit Indian farmers.
  • Both DIC and ICAR will develop an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform which will operate a multi-media and multi-way advisory communicable system which will support Agri based activities at every local level.
  • All the technical support to build the system will be granted by DIC. The DIC will host and manage the platform.
  • Initially, IIDS will be implemented at ICAR. Through IIDS farmers will be able to access data and experts will be able to access farmers’ data.
  • Static Part: 
    • About DIC: It is set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The HQ of DIC is in New Delhi
    • About ICAR: It is set up by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Its HQ is in New Delhi

Question: 

Q.1 With which organisation Digital India Corporation (DIC) signed MoU to help farmers by granting them location-specific Demand-based Tele Agricultural Advisories?
a. National Fertilizers Limited
b. Food Corporation of India
c. Indian Council of Agricultural Research
d. NABARD

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