Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 19, 2016 launched ‘Kisan Suvidha’ mobile application for farmers.
It will provide information on subjects such as weather, market prices, seeds,
fertilizers pesticides and agriculture machinery.
Features of the App
● To operate this app farmer should own
a smart phone and should register his or her mobile number and enter details of
the State, district and block or sub-district.
● The information will be available
in Hindi and English.
● A tap on the weather button shows
details of temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall for the current day and the
forecast for the next five days.
● The market prices button shows
latest prices of all crops traded in a mandi or registered agriculture market of
the particular district a farmer belongs to.
● The plant protections button gives
pest, weed and disease-related information as well as management practices for
each stage of crop development from nursery to harvesting.
● The agro advisory section shows
messages for farmers from district agriculture officials and State universities
in their local language.
● Farmers can also access names and
mobile numbers of input dealers selling pesticides, seeds, fertilizer and
machinery, dealers of the produced grains and crops and their market prices,
agro advisories, plant protection, IPM practices etc.
● The app also incorporated with
unique features like extreme weather alerts and market prices of commodity in
nearest area and the maximum price in State as well as India. It was added to
empower farmers in the best possible manner.
● An additional tab directly connects
the farmer with the kisan call centre where technical graduates answer their
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