Fasal Salah

Country
India
Sustainable development goals
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Reduced inequality
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Zero hunger
Project link
https://www.weatherindia.net

About the project

Fasal Salah is an informative free to use app which is designed to help farmers by providing real time personalized crop advisory based on current and forecasted weather.  

More project information

Fasal Salah is an informative free to use app which is designed to help farmers by providing real time personalized crop advisory based on current and forecasted weather. The app was developed by the BKC WeatherSys Ltd., one of India’s first private sector meteorology and environmental technology companies. Dr. BK Singh who founded the company, holds a Ph.D. degree in agriculture from Indian Agricultural Research Institute Delhi and has initiated the Fasal Salah app in hope of providing small farmers with useful recommendations to avoid damages to their fields.

Developed for Indian farmers, Fasal Salah is the result of research and development by agronomists and meteorologists and has audio advisory features for rural farmers who may be semi-literate. Using dynamic crop models and artificial intelligence analytics BKC has been able to generate an algorithm for the calculation of crop yields well before harvest.  Fasal salah provides accurate weather forecast, including temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall and more, ten days in advance. The estimates are highly granular and provide information at a district and even village level. According to the project, the app also provides real time information about the likelihood of attack of pest and diseases on crop and the best management practices to tackle these issues. 

The app contains multiple services available to all Indian farmers: 

  • Krishi Salah: Personalized farmer advisory is one of the main features of this app. Crop Advisories are available on demand for your crops in your farm: including alerts on adverse weather events, diseases and pests, as well as management practices (irrigation, nutrient management) according to real-time weather conditions at the village level.

  • Weather information: Weather is an important factor influencing crop growth. This app provides a 5 day weather forecast at village level which involves several parameters like temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, rainfall. Advisory covers 600,000 villages across India, for nearly all major crops and vegetables.

  • Mandi/Market Prices: Fasal Salah helps to find and analyze the best Prices for your crops in various mandis.

  • Fasal Salah provides up to date news for use by farmers like Inputs like crop varieties, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides availability in their area of operation.

The Fasal Salah app enables small and often poorly equipped farmers to increase their yield and adopt a proactive stance on farming and not fall victim to predictable natural events. Thus, the project undertaken by BKC WeatherSys meets the SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).