Agri-specific mobile apps soon

Published on May 28, 2015 11:38:38 AM

Interactive voice response systems and various other methodologies of integrating buyer-seller platforms through mobile apps will be introduced for farmers by the government soon.

"A large, stupendous scope of work is on the anvil to reach out to the farmer and to change his life", said Raghav Chandra, Additional Secretary, Agriculture.

He was speaking at the inaugural session of a seminar 'Mobile: Transforming Agricultural Value Chains Enabling e-Kranti' organised by ASSOCHAM.

According to Raghav Chandra, there is a realization that perhaps the only way we can achieve the next green revolution is by making use of IT more pervasive.

For that reason a national e-governance plan has also been carved out in the field of agriculture, Chandra noted. It includes the use of internet, touch screen kiosks, agri-clinics, kisan call centres, among others, and physical outreach of extensional personnel equipped with projectors.