A new software app Sandesh Pathak was developed to help the illiterate farmers. The app uses text-to-speech method to help the farmers.
This application has been jointly developed by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram , C-DAC Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT-Madras and IIIT Hyderabad.
Features of this app
Content of SMS
However, the app has its own limitations. It is not equipped to read out bilingual messages.
In Phase two, following activities would be undertaken:
The app is part of the project launched by the Union Government to help farmers read messages. This new application will enable SMS messages to be read out loud thus facilitating their understanding.
The app was developed because farmers are not able to read the received advice in the form of SMS and as a result they are unable to use the advice.
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