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IN-SPACe Launches Educational Program on Space Tech for Agriculture

IN-SPACe to offer a five-day course on the use of space technology in agriculture, promoting precision farming for increased efficiency and sustainability, starting November 20 in Ghaziabad.

Shivangi Rai
IN-SPACe will conduct a short-term course on using technology for the agriculture sector next month. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)
IN-SPACe will conduct a short-term course on using technology for the agriculture sector next month. (Image Courtesy- Unsplash)

The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) is set to organize a brief course focused on utilizing advanced technology in agriculture next month.

This five-day course, commencing on November 20 in Ghaziabad, aims to educate participants about the practical and theoretical applications of space technology in agriculture.

Space technology has brought about a transformative change in the agricultural sector. It has introduced precision farming, which enhances efficiency, sustainability, and productivity. By harnessing data from satellites and other space-based assets, farmers can now make well-informed decisions and optimize their farming operations like never before.

Precision agriculture, driven by space technology, empowers farmers to tailor their actions to specific areas within their fields. Additionally, it offers valuable insights into weather forecasting and climate data, allowing farmers to plan their planting and harvesting schedules with greater accuracy.

The timely weather alerts provided by space technology can help safeguard crops from extreme conditions, thereby reducing losses caused by unexpected storms or droughts.

As a result, space technology has become an indispensable tool in the agricultural sector, fostering precision farming practices that promote sustainability, increase productivity, and contribute significantly to global food security.

IN-SPACe, established under the Department of Space, has the mandate to promote, enable, authorize, and supervise non-governmental entities and academia engaged in space activities.

This initiative underscores the pivotal role that space technology plays in revolutionizing agriculture and empowering farmers with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

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