Agriculture in India covers nearly 180 million hectares in India. PInCER, at its heart, is a live crop map that presents the geo-location of standing crops across the country. Using satellite imagery to classify crops, PInCER makes the crop map actionable by overlaying useful data on it, including village boundaries, farm sizes, crop health, weather forecasts, yield estimates, and land ownership. It allows for data-based decision-making on stock allocation, manpower deployment, procurement strategy, and crop risk.

How does PInCER help?

With near real-time acreage insights, weather, and disease alerts, we enable agri-input firms to make better strategic decisions and gain control over prioritizing correct geographies.

Our solution streamlines production planning, reduces pilferages, and establishes effective communication between the farmers and the agri-input firm.

PInCER is a first-of-its-kind, live crop map of India.

  • Updated every Kharif and every Rabi season, major crops are classified at high resolution across the country. Clients can access All-India acreage estimation on demand
  • Covers major crops such as Paddy, Soybean, Maize, Sugarcane, and Wheat among others. New crops will be added each season
  • Built using RMSI’s decades-old expertise in satellite imagery analysis and application of AI/ML
  • High crop classification accuracy borne by years of experience classifying crops in India, Europe, and South East Asia

PInCER Modules Enabling the Agri Input Firms

In-season Tracking

Using remote sensing to track areas and crops of interest, monitoring crop health, making yield estimates and harvest updates

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Village Prioritization

Helps agri-sector players prioritize villages based on crop acreage, health, yield forecast, and scores of other parameters

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Field Management System

Portal for allocation of territories and farmers to extension teams, tracking actual visits and supporting navigation to enrolled farms

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Farmer Decision Support System

Mobile app that supports farmer enrollment, geolocation, tracking, and advisory for crop risk mitigation

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Pest and Disease Outlook

Platform provides a 15-day outlook of likely pest or disease outbreaks using a weather forecast

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Key benefits of using PINCER

Satellite and weather-based advisory

Prioritize your target area

Demand forecasting & effective go-to-market strategies

Better manpower and resource allocation

Track crop-specific acreage and yield estimation

Target field visits for your last-mile delivery

Success Stories

Mapping maize crop acreage for an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation

The client wanted to conduct a study to estimate and map the crop acreage of Maize across 5 countries in Asia (China, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam). The aim was to have a scalable approach to identify Maize-growing regions in these countries and estimate crop acreage, which will eventually help the company plan for its maize-oriented products. 

We adopted an integrated approach to use satellite imagery, ground survey, and secondary information to develop an understanding of Maize crop acreage. We conducted a detailed analysis to understand the Maize crop’s sowing window, crop duration, and spatial distribution/spread across the five Asian countries during 2018-19’s multiple cropping seasons.


The client wanted to conduct a pilot project to compare the potential scope, applicability, and viability of various advanced technology-based yield estimations for three crops – Paddy, Cotton, and Red Gram – grown in different agro-climatological zones of India.

We proposed an approach where robust machine algorithms were clubbed with efficient remote sensing technologies and physical surveys. It captured ground control points (GCPs) critical for capturing location, crop signature, and CCE data.  We generated crop spread maps for specific crops using high spatial resolution satellite imageries.

Assessing crop growth using remote-sensing techniques for a non-profit international research institute

The client wanted to conduct a study for crop health monitoring, pre-harvest crop acreage, and yield estimation to find out the potential scope, applicability, and viability of scientific and modern techniques in agricultural assessments. The areas of study were four soybean-growing districts of Maharashtra (i.e., Kolhapur, Latur, Osmanabad, and Washim). 

We conducted an experimental study to compare the potential scope, applicability, and viability of four advanced technology-based agricultural assessment techniques for soybean as a test crop with different Agro-climatological set-ups in Kharif 2016.

Crop yield estimation & supply chain management for an Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active government entity

The client wanted to assess the Basmati crop acreage in northern India to estimate yield, thereby assisting in effectively managing the Basmati supply chain in India, mainly for exports.

We adopted an integrated approach to use satellite remote sensing, ground survey, and secondary information to develop an understanding of Basmati acreage. It was followed by satellite image processing to estimate the spatial distribution and distinction of different rice varieties from Basmati, depending on the various crop growth stages at the time of imagery acquisition.

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