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MoA & FW Signed an MoU with Pixxel Space India Pvt. Ltd.

Published on June 28, 2023
Current Context: MoU signed by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA & FW) with Pixxel Space India Pvt. Ltd. to develop geospatial solutions for the Indian agriculture ecosystem.
MoA & FW Signed an MoU with Pixxel Space India Pvt. Ltd.
  • The project aims to leverage sample hyperspectral data from Pixxel’s pathfinder satellites to develop analytics models focused on crop mapping, crop stage discrimination, crop health monitoring, and soil organic carbon assessments.
  • This will enable the government to develop use cases with hyperspectral data provided by Pixxel, which is an emerging technology with unique capabilities for monitoring agriculture.
  • The MoU was signed on 26th June 2023 in New Delhi in the presence of Shri Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, DA&FW, Shri Pramod Kumar Meherda, Additional Secretary, DA&FW and other senior officers of the ministry.
  • The MoU is expected to benefit millions of farmers by providing them with early detection of crop stress, accurate diagnostics of crop stress due to pest/disease or water, and crop risk management solutions using hyperspectral data.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the satellite company that signed the MoU with MoA & FW?
a. Pixxel Space India Pvt. Ltd.
b. Planet Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
c. Skyroot Aerospace India Pvt. Ltd.
d. Agnikul Cosmos India Pvt. Ltd.
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