Agriculture Ministry signs MoU with Microsoft for a pilot project to boost farmers' income

The Union Agriculture Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft to run a pilot programme for 100 villages in six states to help farmers in reducing input cost and boost income.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that modern technology will help in making the agriculture sector profitable and also attracting youth towards farming.

Under the pilot project, which will run for a year, many activities will be carried out to boost farmers' income through the reduction in input cost and better post-harvest management, the statement said.

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