DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
Reaching out to large number of farmers quickly and effectively is a big challenge. Information and communication technology (ICT) can play a big role in this. CIPT in collaboration with various state partners (PAU, SDAU, BCI) has developed a web-based Decision Support (DSS) to provide important information on cultivation of major crops in interventions areas (Gujarat, Jharkhand and Punjab). The information relates to crop advisory, weather and input use.
The DSS is also available on mobile platform for those who have an android phone but no internet connection. Innovative use of traditional media will fill the gaps in outreach.