About Us

"AgriBPO is a funded project received from the Department of Science and Technology under the Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) division. AgriBPO project is an ICT intervention to promote Entrepreneurship development of Women SHG sin Salem District, TamilNadu through rural Agricultural Support Centers."


Vision

The vision of the project is: using the advances in technology provide information and resolve on the factors that affect the productivity and those that are beyond their control like crop-disease, weather, market price etc. and also to train the women farmers to emerge as an Entrepreneur.


Mission

The major challenge faced by the agricultural industry is the meagre utilization of the technology in addressing issues that affect the productivity of the farm products. One way to resolve this issue is to make the farmers aware of the factors that are not under their controls like crop-disease, weather, market price etc. This project is an attempt to resolve these risk associated with the agricultural business and also to help the women farmers emerge as an Entrepreneurship.

  • Establish rural agricultural support centers (Agri BPO) for providing agricultural extension services
  • Develop real time chat application to agriculture with alert messages
  • Develop Android app – FarmApp
  • Build website and launch Help desk for financial and Banking service


Services

The project helps to use the immense potential of ICATs to create new employment opportunities for rural women and to contribute significant gains in efficiency and effectiveness in rural women enterprises. The working model of the project is of Hub and Spoke model where Sona College of Technology is the Nodal Centre in coordinating with the 5 Self Help Groups(SHG) which in turn are to communicate with the 5 other Kiosks established within them.

  • Use of video conferencing to connect farmer to an agricultural expert and obtain answers on time
  • Use of commodity exchange, pricing options etc
  • Agro Processing, Agricultural advisory services, Agricultural Supply chain Management
  • Link the SHGs in term of information related to Markets, Banks, Extension Partners and Suppliers etc.


Department of Science and Technology(DST)

India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian Science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. In the wake of the recent developments and the new demands that are being placed on the S&T system, it is necessary for us to embark on some major science projects which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow's technology. Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.






Sona College of Technology

Sona College of Technology, one of the top ranking engineering colleges in India, has achieved global identity through its involvement in research in recent technology and successful completion of projects and products. Situated in Salem, Tamilnadu, the southern part of India, Sona is the best destination for engineering aspirants. The college offers Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and doctoral degree (Ph.D) in all major disciplines. Sona which is an ISO Certified Institution, is known for its rich tradition and high values bestowed upon it by its Founder Chairman, Thiru. M.S. Chockalingam. Sona College of Technology has been accorded recognition as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. This will entitle Sona to receive administrative support on issues that promote and encourage scientific research activities. The "AICTE – CII Award for Best Industry – Linked Technical Institute in India 2017" and an acclaimed 'A' grade by 'NAAC' stand testimony to the commitment of the college to impart quality education.








OUR TEAM

Dr.M.Usha
Principal Investigator
Dr.J.Akilandeswari
Co-Principal Investigator - I
Dr.R.S.Sabeenian
Co-Principal Investigator-II
Mr.M.Marimuthu
Co-Principal Investigator-III
Dr.S.Lakshmi
Project Coordinator
Ms.B.Kousalya
Project Assistant
Mr.J.Selvanishanth
Field Assistant