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C-DAC Pune Launches SMARTFARM System on 37th Foundation Day

With the SMARTFARM System, C-DAC aims to empower farmers with actionable insights and tools that promote sustainable farming practices.

Shivam Dwivedi
C-DAC Pune Launches SMARTFARM System on 37th Foundation Day (Photo Source: C-DAC)
C-DAC Pune Launches SMARTFARM System on 37th Foundation Day (Photo Source: C-DAC)

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) celebrated its 37th foundation day at the IITM Auditorium with the launch of SMARTFARM System, a revolutionary solution aimed at transforming agriculture practices in India. The SMARTFARM System, launched on this occasion, is set to redefine agricultural productivity by enabling farmers to optimize irrigation and fertilization strategies based on real-time environmental and soil conditions.

Innovative Farmer-Friendly Technology

The SMARTFARM System, developed indigenously, empowers farmers with cutting-edge technology to plan irrigation and fertigation in a precise manner, ensuring maximum yield and resource efficiency. C-DAC, renowned for its expertise in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has engineered this system to address key challenges faced by farmers today.

Features of SMARTFARM_V2.0

SMARTFARM_V2.0 operates intelligently by collecting field data and leveraging crop-specific pre-programs to control pumps and valves seamlessly. This farmer-centric solution not only enhances economic viability but also promotes sustainable agriculture practices, tackling environmental concerns associated with modern farming.

The system monitors critical farm parameters including soil moisture, pH levels, atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity, CO2), and more. Farmers can customize alerts to receive real-time notifications via SMS, enabling proactive decision-making even when they are away from their fields. Moreover, farmers can remotely control agricultural equipment through their mobile phones, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency.

Empowering Farmers with Technology

SMARTFARM_V2.0 is equipped with several advanced features:

  • Monitoring and control of agricultural parameters like temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, soil moisture, and nutrients.

  • Comprehensive planner allowing farmers to schedule irrigation and fertilization on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

  • Utilization of wireless motes (LoRa) for seamless data acquisition.

  • External memory interface for data logging and program management.

  • User-friendly TFT touchscreen display for intuitive farmer assistance.

  • SMS alerts to provide timely updates on field conditions.

  • Remote equipment control via mobile phone for enhanced operational flexibility.

The launch of SMARTFARM System underscores C-DAC's commitment to leveraging advanced computing technologies for the benefit of farmers nationwide. By integrating AI, IoT, and wireless communication, this system promises to usher in a new era of precision agriculture, optimizing resource utilization and enhancing productivity across rural India.

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