On Tuesday, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched two mobile applications – Krishi Kisan App and CHC Farm Machinery App under the government’s initiative to provide farmers with easy access to agricultural machinery and equipment.
The CHC Farm Machinery App will now allow farmers to buy or rent agricultural equipment at nominal rates from Customer Hiring Centers (CHC) within a radius of 50 kilometres.
According to Tomar, over 1.2 lakh agricultural machinery and equipment are already available for rent from the 40,000 registered CHCs on the app.
Custom service providers can register by uploading geotagged images of the service centres along with the photos of the agricultural equipment and machinery available on the app.
On the other hand, the Krishi Kisan App will ensure that farmers are provided with information on the best practices of cultivating high-yield crops in the nearby areas. This will help farmers in sharing their cultivating practices with other farmers to yield high-quality crops.
The Krishi Kishan App will also support geotagging of the crops to inform farmers of weather forecasts. The minister has requested all farmers to utilise these apps to improve the agricultural productivity of the country.
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