Object Tech Solutions is developing an agricultural information portal for the Ministry of Agriculture

Object Technology Solutions, a global IT services company,  developed UPAg (Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.  The UPAg portal was created to improve and improve the information management of the agricultural sector. It addresses the critical need for reliable and objective data to minimize the need for subjective judgment in policymaking, ultimately promoting stability, transparency, and informed decision-making. Chandra Talluri, Managing Director of OTSI, said that apart from managing digital agricultural data, the portal will also address complex management issues in agriculture and improve data accuracy.  He said it will give users access to real-time, reliable, and standardized information, paving the way for more responsive and effective agricultural policies. 

Combining information  Currently, agricultural data are scattered from different sources and often presented in different formats and units. The UPAg portal aims to improve this by consolidating information into a standard format, ensuring easy access and understanding for users. It combines real-time data on prices, production, area, yield, and trade from various sources to provide a comprehensive assessment of agricultural products.  The portal has an automated process that generates crop production estimates by triangulating data from various sources such as IEG, Crop Weather Watch Group, MNCFC, and state government data. 

Decision-makers and other stakeholders use these assessments to make informed decisions. The data hosted on the UPAg portal helps to obtain more comprehensive information on agricultural trends and resource use.  Data sharing between UPAg and state governments will result in more accurate estimates of crop production that can be used for decision-making.  Primary data on cultivated area, production, and yield and secondary data such as prices, market reach, etc. The collection and curation of secondary data from sources such as government agencies, private organizations, and research institutions improve the accuracy and timeliness of crop production estimates, enabling a better understanding of market dynamics.

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