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NITI Aayog Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain for Use in Agriculture and Land Leasing

File photo of NITI Aayog building.

File photo of NITI Aayog building.

NITI Aayog, in partnership with state governments, is also planning to run pilot programmes on land records, electronic health records among others.

New Delhi: NITI Aayog, as part of its annual plan for 2018, is coming up with a position paper on blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in governance.

“We are working on adoption of frontier technologies. We will find out ways and means to implement artificial intelligence and blockchain in the fields of agriculture and land leasing,” said Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, on Wednesday.

NITI Aayog, in partnership with state governments, is also planning to run pilot programmes on land records, electronic health records among others.

Stating the future course of action, Kant said, “NITI Aayog, in consultation with Central and State Governments, will put in place a fool-proof mechanism so that farmers will get adequate price for their produce.”

NITI Aayog is also working to evolve a suitable mechanism to enable access of lessee cultivators to credit without compromising the rights of the land owners.

first published:February 21, 2018, 17:25 IST