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  • ICTs 4 AgricultureAlmost All Questions Answered – An Agri Knowledge Exchange Anil BahumanMentor @ Developmental Informatics Lab, I.I.T Bombay CEO @ agrocom software technologies IIT Bombay
  • Indian Agriculture Sector• Distributed in small pieces• Unorganized• Communication Gap• No Standard practices IIT Bombay
  • Where ICT Can Help?• Making Agri Organized – Concept of web 2.0 in agriculture for getting organized – Organize various groups (commodities, areas, experts, technology, practices ) – Networking through Internet and cell phones IIT Bombay
  • How ICT Can Help?• Communication Gap … – Between Farmers and experts – Between Institutes and Farmers – Between Government and Farmers – Between Farmers and Consumers – Between Plants and Experts, Farmers – Weather conditions IIT Bombay
  • What Agri expects from ICT Engineers and Industry?• User friendly system for better communication, so friendly that training is not required• Support for regional languages, Localized software• Ability to reuse this over different devices, different makes, different operating systems• Information Sources that offer adequate information with minimal data transfer – since most networks charge for data. IIT Bombay
  • Agricultural ExpertiseInformation? Prices? भाषा MarketHindi/English? Information Fertilizers? IIT Bombay
  • Research areas and projects Indic Text Input Meaning-based Search Hardware Browser Iconic interfaces Community ContentInterfaces fora Wi-Fi Long Distance IIT Bombay Connectivity
  • aAQUA online discussion forum IIT Bombay
  • Almost All Questions AnsweredTo create an online forum allowing questions from the grassroots to be answered by experts in the field with assistance from automated agents that help recycle archived knowledge IIT Bombay
  • User requests and responses in aAqua Server aAqua Server HTTP Internet Crop Doctor aAqua SMS Bhav Keyword Puchiye Browser Mobile Crop network aAquaaAqua Recommendation MobileOffline Gateway IIT Bombay
  • Offline aAQUA• For the areas where poor connectivity or no connectivity• Can by synchronized with online version and get the updates• Comes in a software format (CD) IIT Bombay
  • aAQUA Reach 2003 Internet Kiosks @ Shirur, Khed and Haweli Talukas of Pune Dist. & Vigyan Ashram @ Pabal, dist. Pune &Krishi Vigyan Kendra @ Baramati, dist, Pune IIT Bombay
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  • Farmer Demos IIT Bombay
  • Village kiosk servicesDevelopmental Informatics Lab (DIL)Indian Institute of Technology Bombay IIT Bombay
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  • aAQUA Reach 2008aAQUA Received Questions from 290 Unique Districts IIT Bombay
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  • aAQUA Reach 2012Total Registrations from 517 DistrictsNew Registrations from 385 Districts 38,592 posts from 393 Districts IIT Bombay
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  • Services• agrocoms sms services provide timely information to Indian farmers. IIT Bombay
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  • AGRI APPSSmaller Payloads forLower Data TransmissionCosts IIT Bombay
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  • Thank Youwww.agrocom.co.in www.aaqua.org abahuman@it.iitb.ac.in agrocom, 4th floor, KReSIT, I.I.T. Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-76 IIT Bombay