Govt. launches ‘Krishi Kisan’ mobile app
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched ‘Krishi Kisan’ mobile app to help farmers take benefit of field demonstration of new farm technologies, seed hubs as well as weather advisories.
The Minister urged farmer to utilize these services for betterment of their cultivation methods and thereby ensuring higher agricultural productivity.
About Krishi Kisan App
It will provide farmers the information of best demonstration of high-yielding crops and seeds in their nearby vicinity.
The mobile app is free of cost and can be downloaded from Google Playstore. The Farmers can then login and get details of nearest crop demonstration fields, which the government does to showcase new technologies and visit them.
The ‘Krishi Kisan’ platform can be utilized by any farmer with high quality of crops to demonstrate best practices of cultivation to other farmers so that this will help other farmers also to adopt these methods.
Besides providing demonstration of high-yielding variety (HYV) of crops and seeds the App will also help in geo-fencing and geo-tagging of crop. In the Krishi Kisan app the government has geo-tagged crop demo fields and seed hubs not only to track their performance but also help farmers to take benefits.
The government is also distributing seed mini-kits to farmers for multiplication and since now that they are geo-tagged, the government can track whether mini-kits are being used. The app will also give weather forecast message to farmers. Through app, the government will also provide farm level weather advisory on a pilot basis in following four districts-
- Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
- Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
- Rajkot (Gujarat)
- Nanded (Maharasthra)
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