The Department of Agriculture, Karnataka has entered into a partnership with Bengaluru-based agritech startup Cropln Technology Solutions. The partnership aims to start a programme that can help farmers create more value for their crops and foster their socio-economic development.
The project further looks to bridge across 20 districts of Karnataka, assisting 4.15 lakh farmers and covering 3.4 lakh acres of land.
It will assist Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and farm managers to advise farmers in following the right package of practices across crops such as paddy, millets, gram and groundnut.
Synergy Between CropIn And Government of Karnataka
Karnataka is the home to highest number of agritech startups in India but agriculture sector’s contribution to the GDP of the state has been declining. The region of Karnataka has been targeted by drought and harsh weather conditions in the past five years.
In order to combat the situation, the Government of Karnataka will leverage Cropln’s farm management technology solutions to help farmers grow the right crops and adopt smart-farming techniques and practices.
The Government, along with the focus on increasing per acre yield quantity, is further aiming to help farmers get optimal value for their yield.