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Digital Farming: The role of Data Science in Agriculture

Saumya Bharadwaj

In today’s world, ‘digital farming’ is at the forefront of modern agriculture and is in use by an increasing number of farmers and data scientists across the globe. The percentage of the gross value added (GVA) of agriculture and allied sector to the total economy of India since 2018 has increased from 17.6% in 2018-19 to 20.2% for the year 2020-21 as per the data released by the National Statistical Office and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (1) .These increasing values are a positive sign for developing relevant technologies and instilling further resources in the agricultural sector. 

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