Technological interventions to improve the crop productivity and reduce risk
The following steps have been undertaken by the government to improve the crop productivity, reduce the risk and improve the income of the farmers:
Kisan Suvidha Mobile Application
Development of Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on various critical parameters such as Weather; Market Prices; Plant Protection; input Dealers (Seed, Pesticide, Fertilizer) Farm Machinery; extreme weather alerts; Soil Health Card; Cold Storages & Godowns; Veterinary Centres and Diagnostic Labs.
Farm Machinery package for Different Agro-Climatic Zones in India’ mobile application
Development of ‘Farm Machinery package for Different Agro-Climatic Zones in India’ mobile application to provide information on farm machinery package available state-wise, agro-climatic zone wise, district-wise, cropping pattern wise and power source wise.
My Ciphet Mobile Application
Development of ‘My Ciphet’ mobile application to help farmers in getting precise information regarding the post-harvest technologies, products and machineries developed by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).
Development of mKisan Portal (www.mkisan.gov.in) to send advisories on various crop related matter to the registered farmers through SMSs.
- Launching of e-National Agriculture Market(e-NAM) initiative to provide farmers an electronic online trading platform.
Soil Health Card Scheme
- Introduction of Soil Health Card Scheme to assist State Governments in providing Soil Health Cards to all farmers across the country once 2 years. This Soil health card provides information to the farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for improving crop productivity and soil fertility.
Further ICAR has compiled a repository of more than 100 mobile apps developed by ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendras and has uploaded on its website. These mobile apps are developed in the areas of crops, horticulture, veterinary, dairy, poultry, fisheries, natural resources management and integrated subjects, offer valuable information to the farmers, including package of practices, market prices of various commodities, weather related information, advisory services, etc.
Topics: Agricultural soil science • Agriculture • Agriculture in India • e-NAM • Economy of India • Indian Council of Agricultural Research • Krishi Vigyan Kendra • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture • Rural community development • soil health card scheme