Digital India Initiatives

Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)


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Prelims level: Krishi ICCC

Mains level: NA

Why in the news?

Agriculture Minister has recently inaugurated the Krishi Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi.

What is Krishi ICCC?

  • The ICCC incorporates multiple IT applications and platforms to provide actionable insights and aid informed decision-making.
  • 8 large LED screens display crucial information such as crop yields, production, drought situation, cropping patterns, and relevant trends in graphical format.
  • The dashboard offers insights, alerts, and feedback on agriculture schemes, programs, projects, and initiatives, empowering stakeholders with comprehensive information.

Data used by Krishi ICCC

The ICCC will enable comprehensive monitoring of the farm sector by making available at one place geospatial information received from multiple sources such as:

  1. Plot-level data received through Soil Survey;
  2. Weather data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD);
  3. Sowing data from Digital Crop Survey;
  4. Farmer- and farm-related data from Krishi MApper, an application for geo-fencing and geo-tagging of land;
  5. Market intelligence information from the Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics (UPAg); and
  6. Yield estimation data from the General Crop Estimation Survey (GCES).

Objectives and Functionality

  • Comprehensive Monitoring: The ICCC aims to enable comprehensive monitoring of the farm sector by consolidating geospatial information from various sources, including remote sensing, weather data, soil surveys, and market intelligence.
  • Decision Support: Integrated visualization facilitates quick and efficient decision-making by policymakers and stakeholders, supported by real-time data and analysis.

Farmer-Specific Advisories and Practical Applications

  • Individual Farmer Advisories: The ICCC has the potential to generate individual farmer-specific advisories through apps like Kisan e-Mitra (a chatbot developed for PM-Kisan beneficiaries), leveraging AI and machine learning to customize recommendations based on farmer data.

Practical Applications:

    1. Farmer’s Advisory: Visualizations of GIS-based soil mapping, soil health card data, and weather-related information enable customized advisories on crop selection and agricultural practices.
    2. Drought Actions: Correlation of yield data with weather patterns allows proactive measures to mitigate the impact of droughts.
    3. Crop Diversification: Analysis of crop diversification maps helps identify regions suitable for diversified cropping, optimizing agricultural productivity.
    4. Farm Data Repository: The Krishi Decision Support System (K-DSS) acts as an agriculture data repository, facilitating evidence-based decision-making and the preparation of customized advisories for farmers.
    5. Validation of Yield: The ICCC enables the validation of yield data captured through different applications, ensuring accuracy and reliability.



2018: With reference to the ‘Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CACSA)’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. GACSA is an outcome of the Climate Summit held in Paris in 2015.
  2. Membership of GACSA does not create any binding obligations.
  3. India was instrumental in the creation of GACSA.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Practice MCQ:

What is the primary objective of the Krishi ICCC (Integrated Command and Control Centre)?

  1. To provide real-time market prices of agricultural products.
  2. To consolidate geospatial information from various sources for comprehensive monitoring of the farm sector.
  3. To offer financial support to farmers through direct benefit transfer schemes.
  4. To facilitate the construction of irrigation projects in rural areas.

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