Farmers can now get expensive agri equipment on rent at doorstep; download these apps
Farmers will now have easy access to high-value agricultural equipment at their doorstep and also they will get best possible information on high-yielding crops and seeds through apps.
Farmers will now have easy access to high-value agricultural equipment at their doorstep and also they will get best possible information on high-yielding crops and seeds, as Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, launched two mobile Apps - CHC Farm Machinery and Krishi Kisan App - in New Delhi today.
The minister said through CHC Farm Machinery App farmers can select and order agricultural machinery at the rates feasible for them from the Custom Hiring Centers located in the radius of 50 Kms. Till date, more than 40,000 custom hiring service centers have registered on this mobile app for renting over 1,20,000 agricultural machinery and equipment.
Tomar said in a statement that the Krishi Kisan App will provide farmers the information of best demonstration of high-yielding crops and seeds in their vicinity. A farmer with high-quality crops can utilise this platform to demonstrate best practices of cultivation to other farmers so that it helps other farmers to adopt these methods. The App will also help in geo-tagging and geo-fencing of crop and give weather forecast message to farmers. The minister urged every farmer to utilise these services for betterment of their cultivation methods and thereby ensuring higher agricultural productivity.
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The multi-lingual Mobile App CHC Farm Machinery is already available to custom service providers for registration and uploading with geo-reference photographs of agricultural machinery custom service centres and photographs of machinery available in it. Through this app, farmers, especially small and marginal farmers, will have easy access to high-value and technical agricultural equipment which will facilitate optimum use of all types of inputs using these farming machines.
This will not only increase the income of the farmers but also take mechanisation to maximum farm holdings in a short timeframe. This app connects farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centres in their area. The app can be downloaded on any android phone from Google Play Store.
Custom Hiring Centers/Farm Machinery banks and Hi-tech hubs have been established under the various Schemes like Sub –Mission on Agricultural Mechanization, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and Crop Residue Management Schemes to provide agricultural machinery on rental basis to the farmers, especially small and marginal ones who can't afford to buy the high-value machinery and equipment.
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