Many tech companies and startups are now partnering with the Government to bring out mobile apps for the Indian farmers. Given the crucial role played by agriculture in India’s economy with around 58% of rural households depending on the agriculture as its principle means of the livelihood, the trend will assist farmers make some critical decision and also help them in increasing the agricultural produce.
Agriculture, with forestry and fisheries, is one of the biggest contributors to the GDP in India. A group study states that by the end of 2020, around 315 million Indians who are residing in the rural areas will all be connected to the net when compared to the 120 million currently. In the semi-urban as well as rural areas, there is a major potential telecom user base, which needs some affordable and relevant content, 4G devices and connectivity.
With an increase in the internet usage and penetration of smartphones in the rural areas, the farmers have now been able to make good use of the net to do good research on farming techniques. The Government with many other companies as well as NGOs have now introduced mobile apps for farmers that offer real time information about the weather, fertilizers, local markets and other important details. Along with that, the farmers can now interact and also get good guidance from the agriculture experts around the nation with the apps.
The next gen farming applications are now being adopted by the farmers in the nation for overcoming many issues that will be enabling them to make some really informed decisions related to farming, thereby impacting the yield. With the net connectivity getting really affordable day by day and the reach now expanding to the remotest locations in the country, these applications will now witness a widespread adoption in the year 2017, bettering the agriculture sector.
The next generation apps for farming are now being adopted by the farmers in the nation for overcoming many issues that will enable them to make some really informed decisions related to farming, which will thereby impact the yield. With the net connectivity getting really affordable these days, the reach is now expanding to most of the areas in the country; these apps will be witnessing a major adoption in the year 2017, increasing the agro sector.
The Government of India has now launched two mobile apps that will be enabling the farmers to get some details related to crop insurance and the prices of the agricultural products in various mandis or markets across the nation. The Agro market mobile app and crop insurance mobile apps have now been developed by the IT Department of the Agriculture Ministry. This app can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The Indian Government spends a lot of money in the process of extending crop insurance to the farmers. Because of the technical and administrative reasons, a lot of details related to the crop insurance have actually not been able to reach out to the farmers on time.