Workshop on agriculture was organized with a purpose to develop a road map for the Initiatives towards improving the state of agriculture in collaboration with key stakeholders like IEEE Pune Section, TCS A&I and mKrishi teams, Maharashtra Grape Growers Association, Rural Relations and individual contributors as well as experts. Make agriculture a viable profession was the key focus area. The workshop focused on the need to encourage women participation at various levels in the field of agriculture, skill building and empowering farmers via technology and partnerships. Other points which were discussed are partnering with ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi), transforming rural livelihoods through platform solutions, application of IT in Precision Agriculture was shared by Dr Khilari through various examples, identifying the scope to leverage ITIL for incident management in agriculture, development of Low Cost Instruments and Equipment’s for Agriculture Operations. There were many such vital points discussed during the workshop and total 17 participants had attended the workshop.
Workshop Participants: 1. Aniket Kolee 2. Hemant Joshi, 3. Dr. Sanat Sarangi, 4. Nilesh Gudhe, 5. Ramesh Kadam, 6. Ajay Mittal, 7. Pradeep Lokhande, 8. Dr. J.M. Khilari, 9. Jagdish Chaudhari, 10. Dr. Srinivasu P., 11. Pramod Karjagi, 12. Dinanath Kholkar, 13. Shankar Tagad, 14. Jayant Mohite, 15. Girish Khilari, 16. Vaibhav Lonkar