The Crop Cutting Experiment (CCE) defines a procedure that is used to figure out the long-range yield of the village for obtaining fair, well-defined and detailed estimate of yield of principal crops. The Central government then, partnered with SaaS-based agri-tech startup CropIn, progressing with nine other research institutions and private agencies, for improving and developing the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCE) more accurate, swift and scalable. The CCE optimization initiative for using cutting edge technologies was implemented by the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Centre’s flagship crop insurance programme, and monitored by Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC). Hence,
the objectives of these pilot studies were two-fold-
(1) Optimisation of number of crop cutting experiments to bring it to more manageable levels
(2) A robust and self managed claim dispute resolution mechanism which enables swift resolution of claim disputes. The pilot studies, were initiated in September 2018, and concluded with the CCE of Rabi crops further, in Feb 2019.
CropIn aims to enhance the operational efficiency of CCE at scale by looking after the organised access to regional or unit area data points to government and insurance companies. The company exercises complex algorithms for the smart-sampling of crops. Smartfarm of the CropIn contributes towards a absolute control of the procedure to all stakeholders. From the beginning to identify the crop being matured in a unit area to harvesting readiness of the crops to determining the optimal crop yield points, stakeholders can benefit all the data points for the functioning of CCE effectively. The CCE procedure is carried out by the field agents and further the data is updated to SmartFarm for the survey of government. According to the crop insurance guidelines defined by PMFBY, the functioning of crop takes place, when a crop yield threshold is adhered to for claim clearance.
CropIn is known to be a leading full-stack agri-tech organisation that focuses to render the SaaS solutions to agri-businesses universally. CropIn’s exclusive suite of stocks permits numerous stakeholders in the agri-ecosystem, that also includes the farmer, to adopt and drive digital strategy across their operations. CropIn adds value to agri-businesses by increasing efficiency, scaling productivity, and strengthening sustainability across the board with the vision to ‘maximize per acre value’ and the mission to ‘make every farm traceable.’ Therefore, so far, CropIn has also digitalised over 5 million acres of farmland and formulated better lives of around 2.1 million farmers, eventually collecting data on 265 crops and 3,500 crop varieties in 30 countries. Henceforth, the SaaS solutions held out by CropIn are crop and location agnostic, and are also accessible on web and mobile devices.