Rupankar Bhagawati

Work place: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar-791101, India



Research Interests: Earth & Environmental Sciences


Dr. Rupankar Bhagawati is Joint Director of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar, India. He is an eminent scientist of Plant Pathology and has done lot of works on Rice Disease. He has contributed lot towards sustainable development of hill farming especially in the Eastern Himalayan region of India. His major research area includes improvement of shifting cultivation, climate resilient agriculture, plant disease forecasting, temperate horticulture etc. He is the author of around 40 research papers and above 100 research articles. He is recipient of Bursary Award from Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK for ICPP98.

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Intelligence and its Application in Agriculture: Techniques to Deal with Variations and Uncertainties

By Kaushik Bhagawati Rupankar Bhagawati Doni Jini

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2016

Biological systems, including agriculture and allied sectors are very complex and nonlinear in nature. The pace of current climate change, which is unique about it, makes the biological system more and more complicated and unpredictable. The novelty or ambiguity that the variable environment presents, demands for the development of self-adaptive intelligent systems in agriculture and allied sectors. Agriculture is emerging as knowledge-based enterprise that demands efficient need-based information retrieval systems and smart actions. Intelligence is that resource that guides actions and provide options under variable, uncertain and unseen conditions. The objective of the current paper is to analyze the attributes that are considered to be characteristics of intelligence having wide potential for the development of intelligent system and technologies for agricultural applications. The intelligent techniques like forecasting, database management, knowledge discovery, deception, simulation, contingency planning etc. revolutionize the whole agricultural sector opening new and competent options and dimensions. Sustainable agricultural development demands multidisciplinary holistic approach and intelligence should be the guiding principle that demands study of human cognitive psychology.

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