Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 March 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.
Kisaan Suvidha is an omnibus mobile app developed to help farmers by providing relevant information to them quickly.
Features of Kisan Suvidha 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 price button shows latest price of all crops traded in a mandi or registered agriculture market of the particular district a farmer belongs to.
• The plant protection 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, fertiliser 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 queries.
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When: 19 March 2016
Why: To help Farmers