Telangana launches India's first Agricultural Data Exchange platform
Developed as a digital public infrastructure for the agriculture sector, the ADeX is expected to give a great boost to agri businesses and to data economy
The agriculture sector witnessed a landmark event as India’s first Agricultural Data Exchange (ADeX) was launched by Telangana minister for IT and industry KT Rama Rao on Friday (August 11).
Developed as a digital public infrastructure (DPI) for the agriculture sector, the ADeX is a collaboration between Telangana government, World Economic Forum, and the Indian Institute of Science, said a press release. The minister also launched Agriculture Data Management Framework (ADMF)at an event held in Hyderabad.
"Both ADeX and ADMF provide the right platform to ensure fair and efficient usage of agricultural data by the industry and start-ups and provide a big boost to the data economy specifically in the agri sectorensure fair and efficient usage of agricultural data by the industry and start-ups and provide a big boost to the data economy specifically in the agri sector. These initiatives help Telangana lead the country from the front in using innovation and technology to drive food systems transformation and improve the livelihoods of farmers," said the minister.
In Phase-I of the project, the ADeX Platform is currently deployed in Khammam district and will be expanded to the entire state over a period.
The software platform facilitates secure, standards-based exchange of data between agricultural data users such as agri application developers and agricultural data providers (government agencies, private companies, NGO’s, universities, etc), it said.
ADMF has been developed after extensive public and industry consultations on the crucial aspects of data protection, management, and innovation.
Informed by domestic laws and regulations and converging global best practices, ADMF is an agile, forward-looking framework, with the objective of facilitating consent-based responsible data sharing, the release said.
ADMF is applicable to all government departments dealing with agricultural activities as well as all agriculture information users and providers, it added.
(With agency inputs)