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Launch of KSHEMAM- Soil Health Nutrient Management and Information System for Coffee Growers

Launch of KSHEMAM website by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
KSHEMAM website launch
by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry

KSHEMAM website launch ceremony
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
at launch ceremony with officials from Central Coffee Research Institute and IIITM-K

KSHEMAM" (Kaapi Soil Health Management and Monitoring) - Location specific Soil Health Nutrient Management and Information System for Coffee Growers, conceptualized, designed and implemented by IIITM-K for Central Coffee Coffee Research Institute (Coffee Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India), will be launched and dedicated to the country by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, at 3.00 PM 21st April, 2017 at Hotel Shangri-la, Palace Road, Bangalore.

About KSHEMAM" (Kaapi Soil Health Management and Monitoring)

KSHEMAM is an interactive Web based, GIS enabled, Location (Geo) specific Soil Nutrient Information and Decision Support system for Coffee, conceptualized and developed by IIITM-K for Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.

The core objective of the system is to provide location specific soil nutrient information status, fertilizer recommendation and nutrient management advice through a standard web and GIS navigable digital map interface.The GPS enabled Soil Sampling and Nutrient Analysis were done by National Buereu of Soil and Land Use Planning (ICAR) Bangalore across three major states ( Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu). The 13 thematic layers of respective soil fertility parameters were generated and Geostatiscial modeling was done. Dynamic Web Map services such as Digital Globe, Google Map and OpenLayers were integrated to facilitate thematic backdrops so as to locate the coffee plantations and grower information on the Map Interface.

The application allows the coffee growers to geographically drill down based on his administrative divisions (State->District->Taluk->village) using a selection box, or simply by zooming to a locality by (right) mouse click. Once a village is selected, the user can click (left button of the mouse) anywhere within the panchayat to know the soil property\nutrient status. A computational model has developed based on the available soil nutrient status, the system generates fertilizer recommendation specific to the (Geo)location. The spatial variation of individual nutrient can also be thematically visualized. Farmer can also key-in the Geographic Coordinates of any location and inquire the nutrient status.

Multi -Lingual Support

Once the Fertilizer Recommendation is Generated, the grower(Farmer) can generate his Fertilizer Recommendation, Nutrient Advisory and Soil Health Card in any of the four languages (English, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam). The Growers can also access his Fertilizer recommendation and Soil Health Card by searching AADHAR No, Sample Number or By Grower Name.

The application is developed entirely using Open Source Technology\Tools such as, Java, MYSQL, JSON, HTML5, CSS, JQuery, Javascript (for Web Applications), Leaflet, jQuery, PostGIS, (For web GIS application) . The application is developed with a responsive Design and tested with any screen sizes of tablets and smartphones.  www.indiacoffeesoils.net

Congrats! to the IIITM-K team for this achievement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:33