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A New Vernacular Mobile App Launched to Assist Farmers

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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The Ministries of Earth Sciences & Agriculture have developed a mobile application named ‘Meghdoot’, which will provide location & crop and livestock-specific weather-based agro advisories to the farmers in local languages.

During the launch, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Earth Science, Science & Technology said that Meghdoot app will provide prediction to growers related to rainfall, temperature, humidity and wind speed & direction that play important role in agricultural operations. It will also tell as to how to take care of the crops & livestock. The information will be updated two times a week i.e. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

At the beginning, the service will be available for 150 districts in various parts of the country. Later, it will be extended to remaining parts of the country in a phased manner.

How to use and download Meghdoot App

Farmers can download the app from either Google Play Store or App Store. You will have to register your name as well as location so as to obtain area specific information.

The app has been developed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical meteorology & the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Features of Meghdoot App

The app would give information in the form of images, maps & pictures and this will help farmers to have a clearer picture of what is in store.

The app has been integrated with Facebook and WhatsApp to help growers share information among themselves. Soon it will be integrated with YouTube also.

PM Modi’s government for the last few years has been trying to on make farmers, more self-sufficient, where they can explore more out of agriculture such as the farm-to-fork movement to earn more profits.

Government’s Kisan Suvidha App & Pusa Krishi Mobile App have 10,63,080 & 40,753 downloads respectively since their launch. PM had launched Kisan Suvidha app in 2016 and it provides information on weather, seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, market prices and agricultural machinery. Pusa Krishi Mobile App provides information on the latest technologies developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

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