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Agriculture Technology: For Farmers Two Mobile Apps Launched by Agriculture Ministry.

The Agriculture Ministry on 23rd December launched two mobile apps for farmers, in a bid to let farmers harvest the best of mobile technology.

the government would launch a new crop insurance scheme next month, which would aim speedy disposal of claims with very less premiums, said Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister while launching the apps.

‘Crop Insurance’ mobile apps would help the farmers not only to find out complete details about insurance cover available in their area but also to calculate the insurance premium for notified crops, coverage amount and loan amount in case of a loaned farmer, said Mr. Singh.

He said, the other app named as ‘AgriMarket’ could be used by the farmers to get the prices of crops in the market (mandi) within 50 km radius of the device and other mandis in the country.

Mr. Singh also informed that the Ministry was organising “Kisan Jai Vigyan Week” to celebrate birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ch. Charan Singh, starting ensuing December 25. Launching of these mobile apps is the part of the week-long celebrations.