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RMSI Cropalytics launches India’s first ever Crop Map at Village-Level

Breakthrough AI/ML technology delivers actionable insights for agribusiness decisions.
New Delhi: RMSI Cropalytics, a Noida-based agri-tech start-up, launched the first of its kind crop
map for India at the village level. The new crop map shows the geo-location of sown acreage of the
current cropping season in high resolution. It is a giant leap for agriculture data visibility.
Currently, crop acreages are estimated at a coarse resolution at the state or district level but not
marked or verified on the map. The first-of-its-kind crop map will be updated at the village level
every Kharif and Rabi season, covering major crops such as paddy, soybean, maize, sugarcane and
wheat at high resolution. RMSI Cropalytics makes the crop map actionable by overlaying useful data
on it, including village boundaries, farm sizes, crop health, weather forecasts, yield estimates and
land ownership. It allows for more accurate acreage estimation by village and sharper identification
of agrarian distress, as well as data-based decision-making on the deployment of resources, risk
mitigation and procurement.

RMSI Cropalytics is a subsidiary of RMSI, a global consultancy with three decades of expertise in
geospatial analytics, integrating earth sciences, remote sensing and climate risk modeling. RMSI
works extensively in the disaster management space in India by mapping key natural hazards,
including floods, cyclones and earthquakes, and is an acknowledged leader in the mapping industry.
The crop map will enable multiple agri-tech applications, including remote farm monitoring, weather
risk management, crop/pest detection and yield estimation, while enabling digital adoption in the
agri-ecosystem.

At the launch of the crop maps, Roli Jindal, Co-Founder, RMSI Cropalytics, said, “As we celebrate
75 years of Independence, we are pleased to announce India’s first ever crop map to solve the
challenges of accurate, granular and actionable data of India at scale. The crop map is the outcome
of years of technical research and the application of artificial intelligence to remote images. The map
will be updated every season, covering major crops, allowing for more accurate acreage estimation
by village and sharper identification of agrarian distress.”
RMSI Cropalytics provides end-to-end analytics solutions to decision-makers in government, crop
insurance, agri-input sector, commodity trading and social sector. The agri-tech start-up combines
new age and scalable technologies for data collection such as satellite imagery, drone technology,
mobile platforms and ground-level IoT sensors to develop models based on AI/ML, using advanced
forecast techniques and predictive analysis.