KISAN (Crop Insurance)

Ministry/Department: Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
ACRONYM : C(K)rop Insurance using Space technology And geoiNformatics
The project envisages use of Space Technology and geoinformatics (GIS, GPS and Smartphone) technology along with high resolution data from UAV/Drone based imaging for improvement in yield estimation and better planning of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), needed for crop insurance programme
Why needed?
Currently, the crop insurance claim is calculated on the basis of crop cutting experiments. However, there has always been a problem in getting timely and accurate data, due to which payment of claims to farmers were getting delayed and the government is concerned over the delays in settlements. To address this issue Kisan programme is being launched on pilot basis

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