IMPLEMENTATION OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR CROP PLANNING TO ENHANCE FARMER’S INCOME AN IMPERATIVE
The central government of India is striving hard to double the income of farmers by the year 2022. Number initiatives have been taken by government to enhance income by providing financial assistance through “Kisan Sanman Nidhi”, implementing Agricultural Laws for MSP and APMC and Providing IT solutions to enhance yield. But still they are not successful in achieving goal of doubling the income of farmers. Among the various obstacles one of the most influencing factors in doubling the farmer income is the uncertain price of the produced crop. The implementation of law of MSP Guaranty is looks impractical as government can’t purchase the whole agriculture produce of all the farmers. As the price of agriculture product is depend on demand and supply. The better solution is to choose the crop which has very less coverage in current season. This information may be provided from the agriculture department through DSS for crop selection and planning based on the current coverage of each crop. This paper discusses the various systems available for assisting farmers. Opinions of farmers on need of the decision support for crop selection and planning. Finally introduce conceptual model for implementing the decision support system.
Crop Coverage, Crop Planning, Crop Selection, Decision, Support