The Government of Assam (GoA) for its World Bank backed project, Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) has given the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCE) mandate to Noida based Agri-tech company, Leads Connect. The agritech will conduct the CCE in 23 districts of the Assam state, on pilot basis.
APART was launched in the year 2018 by the Government of Assam through Government of India and received huge funds from World Bank to uplift the agricultural sector of the state and encourage farmers to use technology to increase the production.
On being appointed, Mr. Navneet Ravikar, Chairman & Managing Director, Leads Connect Services Private Limited informed that “getting a mandate to conduct CCE for different zones of Assam is a huge achievement for us an organization, and we are very excited and prepared to deliver the project successfully”.
He further added, “that it is now indispensable to develop measures and frameworks for climate resilient agriculture for addressing the issues of food insecurity. Therefore, the need of using advance technology such as geospatial technology and artificial intelligence along with comprehensive field observations, are important. Performing these studies with sheer accuracy and precision, are keys, in providing people centric solutions besides necessity of upscaling developed solutions. So, the research unit of organization will also be utilizing this opportunity to further their research and development activities for developing quality products, in the context of climate resilient agriculture and disaster management, as these aspects are now needed to be studied in sync.”
Leads Connect, with its cutting-edge technologies such as Remote Sensing and GIS, Numerical Modeling, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics frameworks, will co-observe the CCEs conducted by state Government of Assam. This pilot study will start from September 2021 and will be done for Kharif 2021. Currently, the agritech is engaged in delivering projects in more than 100 districts of India and has Pan-India presence backed by comprehensive presence of field team and well-equipped research lab.