January 25, 2013, Bengaluru
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR launched ‘Expert System on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Enterprises ‘ on January 25, 2013 at Zonal Project Directorate – Zone VIII, Bengaluru. This expert system was developed on a network mode having the network partners of Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneshwar, Zonal Project Directorate – Zone VIII, Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Padmashree. Dr.M.Mahadevappa, Former Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi presided over the function.
Dr.K.D.Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agril.Extn.), ICAR, New Delhi released the brochure regarding expert system. The specialty of this expert system is its multilingual format.
Dr.R. Prabakaran, Vice Chancellor of TANUVAS, Chennai released the DVDs of expert systems in Tamil. Dr.K.Narayana Gowda, Vice Chancellor UAS Bangalore, released the DVDs of expert systems in Kannada. Dr.P.V Balachandran, Director of Extension, KAU released the DVDs in Malayalam for the benefit of the stakeholders of Kerala. The function was attended by the architect of this expert system Dr.E.Vadivel, Project Officer, e-Extension Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore.
The major outcome of this project is the ICT enabled knowledge module comprising of decision support system, information system, plant doctor for paddy, coconut, ragi, banana, sugarcane and heath advisor regards dairy cattle, poultry and ATM of the farmers sheep and goat in multilingual i.e. English, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
(Source: Zonal Project Directorate – Zone VIII, Bengaluru)