KRISHI-RASTAA

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AICRP (ICAR-IIRR) launched a revolutionary IoT-based automated soil testing and agronomy advisory platform, Bhu-Vision (also known as KRISHI-RASTAA Soil Testing System).

Bhu-Vision:

  • The KRISHI-RASTAA Soil Testing System represents a new era in precision agriculture. The technology is a testament to the power of collaboration, having been jointly developed by ICAR-IIRR and KrishiTantra.
  • Manufactured by HiMedia Laboratories and marketed by BhoomiSeva (HCF Tech Services Pvt. Ltd.), this system seamlessly conducts 12 key soil parameter tests in just 30 minutes, providing quick, accurate results directly to farmers and stakeholders through a soil health card on their mobile devices.
  • The launch of Bhu-Vision (Krishi-RASTAA) signals a promising future for the nation’s agricultural technology landscape.
  • This platform will play a vital role in completing the nation’s soil health map and gaining a more nuanced understanding of our agricultural scenario.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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