Agriculture Apps : Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd Developed An App for Farmers.
Chief of minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani said "Now most of the farmers are using smart phone, so this mobile app will connect farmers of the state with the government. This app will help farmers at many stages, using app they can find all the information at one place."
The app name is 'Gujarat Sarkar Khedut Mitra' and it will provide government schemes, also will offer expert advice, update farmers on weather and updates all other things related to agriculture.
Rupani informed that, the aim of this app is to helping farmers tap into modern agriculture techniques and technologies to cater to the global demand. Also to make farmer community aware about some of the state and central government schemes that have been announced with the aim of protecting the farmers from unexpected natural calamities.
The feature of the app is to allowing farmers to interact with each other as well as government officials that sets it apart from similar mobile apps for farmers by other states.
An app launched by Odisha government provides farmers information about available agriculture land in the state. This app also alerts farmers on quantity of inputs, as well as inform about its supply chain facilities and other government schemes. The Gujarat and Odisha apps find their similarity in the features that update farmers on latest technology in agriculture sector for improved productivity.
The other states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana also launched or launching mobile apps for farmers which provide information about weather and crops care related information.
Recently Punjab launched an app, named as 'Kisan Suvidha' which provides expert advices, information about crop prices and weather updates. Also app by Maharashtra will go online next month which will provide information about agriculture research, government schemes and research's results to the farmers in regional language through the platform.