Address: Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) Near Krishi Vistar Sadan Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012, India
Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) is an attached office of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture,Government of India. It was inaugurated on 23rd April, 2012 by Hon'ble Agriculture Minister.
The Centre has been established to provide in-season crop forecasts and assessment of drought situation using state of the art techniques and methodologies developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Multiple forecasts for 11 major crops at National/State/District level.
Operationalization of methods developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with respect FASAL and NADAMS project.
Inclusion of additional crops in crop forecasts and sub-district level moderate to high resolution drought assessment in the country in collaboration with ISRO.
Development and refinement of approach of crop forecasts and drought assessment based on trends in satellite and related technologies.
Repository of database related to crop forecasts and drought assessments generated from different sources such as India Meteorological Department, Institute of Economic Growth and State Agricultural Authorities, etc.
Assimilation of crop forecast results from other programmes, related to flood, drought etc.
Evolution of Centre towards use of Geomatics in other aspects of agriculture, such as Cropping System, Horticulture, Soil and its Health, Rainfed Area Assessment & Management, estimation of Damage due to Natural Calamities.
Working towards assessment of crop prospect at Global level.