General Crop Estimation Survey

General Crop Estimation Survey

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The mobile application and the web portal for the General Crop Estimation Survey (GCES) have been launched.General Crop Estimation Survey Current Affairs

About the Portal

This revolutionary portal and mobile application have been designed to transform agricultural practices across the nation.

Developed by:  Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Objectives: It has been designed to enhance data accuracy and improve digital data governance in agriculture.

  • To provide more accurate and real time monitoring of crop yields.

Key Features: Comprehensive Information: It provides a comprehensive repository of yield estimation including village wise plan and plot details where the crop cutting experiments are conducted, post harvesting crop weight and driage weight of the crop.

Geo-referencing: It is one of the key features which enables the primary worker to draw the boundary of the experimental plot and upload photos of the plot as well as of the crops. It will ensure transparency and accuracy of the data as well.

Key Challenges Addressed by GCES Web Portal and Mobile Application:

  1. Delay in Reporting– Till date data collection, compilation and yield estimation is completely manual process which cause delay in reporting by states. In the new process, the field data will be collected using GPS enabled mobile application and will be stored in the server which ensures on time reporting of crop statistics.
  2. Transparency– GPS enabled devices provide precise latitude and longitude coordinates for data collection points. This information ensures that data is linked to specific geographic locations, leaving no room for ambiguity or manipulation of data regarding where it was collected.

Key Features of the GCES Web Portal and Mobile Application:

  1. Comprehensive Information- The portal and the app provide a comprehensive repository of yield estimation including village wise GCES plan and plot details where the crop cutting experiments are conducted, post harvesting crop weight and driage weight of the crop.
  2. Geo-referencing- Geo-referencing is one of the key features of the mobile application, which enables the primary worker to draw the boundary of the experimental plot and upload photos of the plot as well as of the crops through it. This feature will ensure transparency and accuracy of the data as well.

Source – Hindustan Times

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