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IIT KGP to train students of other institutes in agricultural technologies

IIT KGP to train students of other institutes in agricultural technologies
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Kolkata, Jul 15 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur will train the

students and faculty members of other institutes in modern

agricultural technologies via an online course.

The students will then train farmers in the use of

modern technologies to increase their agricultural output, an

IIT Kharagpur spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The short-term course ''Application of Digital

Technologies in Agriculture'', offered by IIT Kharagpur''s

Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, will focus on

the use of sensors, drones, robots and artificial intelligence

for enhancing farm output, she said.

In the first phase of the course which is expected to

begin soon, the institute will train the students and faculty

members of Vasantarao Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth of

Maharashtra, the spokesperson said.

"The recent calamities and their aftermath have shown

why we need to be ready for a bad monsoon or climate change or

even return to organic farming while enhancing agricultural

yields using technology," IIT Kharagpur Director Prof Virendra

Kumar Tewari said.

The course will be offered under a project of the

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Delhi. PTI SUS

ACD ACD


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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