Privacy Policy

Crop Pest Surveillance System (CROPSS) is a Web and Mobile based, ICT enabled pest surveillance Information System initiated by Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala. The system has been conceptualized, designed, developed and implemented by Digital University for the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala.

The Privacy Policy (hereinafter "the policy") provided below is with respect to our use and protection of any personal information/data you provide to us through this website and the cropss mobile app. Department of Agriculture, Kerala is the sole owner of the website and cropss mobile app. This Policy is applicable for the website and the mobile app. You may be required to provide personally identifiable information and your talent/skill profile details at several different points on our website. By accepting the policy at the time of registration, you expressly approve and consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy and terms and conditions.

Information Collection

When you visit/surf our website, certain personal information about you such as your IP Address, etc. may be automatically stored with us. Additionally, details like your name, email address, contact address, mobile/telephone number(s), sex, age and IP address may be required for your interaction with the services and from which your identity is discernible.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site and your Web experience.


If you choose to provide us with the above mentioned information, you consent to the use, transfer, processing and storage of the information so provided by you on our servers.

The data collection methodology for these pests and diseases vary widely based on the peculiarities of the crop and the pest/disease selected. For each crop, there will be two fixed plots of uniform size in each panchayath for sampling and recording observations

The location specific data on pest surveillance will be captured and stored in centralized database for easy access and retrieval. This time series data is being used for preparing the prediction and advisory services.