Niti Aayog to use upgraded techs for crop insurance

Image result for NITI AAYOG LOGO A task force on the use of technology for agriculture insurance, set up by Niti Aayog, has suggested the use of technologies such as dedicated satellites, mobiles and global positioning system (GPS) devices to ensure better implementation of the agriculture insurance scheme in the country.

 

India has all the technologies that could be put to use for quicker assessment and disposal of agri-related insurance claims, the task force, which was constituted in June last year, said in a report.

 

The report explores the use of technologies like dedicated satellites available with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and mobile phones as key instruments to bring about the change, said a member of task force, speaking on condition of anonymity.