Discuss the role played by Fisher Friend Project, mKrishi and other Mobile based initiatives towards Indian Agriculture.
Hint: Fisher Friend Project used mobiles to provide vital livelihood information to fisher folks of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. MKisan Application has been designed and developed by in-house IT team of DAC with the help of C-DAC Pune under project mKisan. It enables farmers and all other stakeholders to obtain advisories and information being sent by experts and government officials at different levels through mKisan portal without registering on the portal. Farm-o -Pedia was developed by CDAC, Mumbai, this is an android app targeted for rural Gujarat. Bhuvan Hailstorm App collects data about hailstorms in real time along with photographs and geographical coordinates.
Topics: GS-III: Technology Missions