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Good News for Farmers! Govt. Starts Distributing Smartphones to Farmers

Under the government scheme, 40 per cent of the cost of the smartphones or up to a maximum of Rs.6000 will be borne by the state government for the purchase of smartphones that cost up to Rs.15000.

Ayushi Raina
The agricultural department has received a total of 40,016 applications for smartphones from farmers.
The agricultural department has received a total of 40,016 applications for smartphones from farmers.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel began distributing financial assistance to farmers on Wednesday for buying smartphones. 

"We are trying to ensure that farmers in the state do not miss out on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's digital revolution...

The purpose of this scheme is to guarantee that farmers are not left behind owing to the high price of smartphones," said Patel, distributing Rs.1.84 lakh to 33 farmers in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. 

"The agricultural department has received a total of 40,016 applications for smartphones from farmers." A budget allocation of Rs.15 crore has been set aside for the distribution of smartphones to farmers. Under this scheme, the state government will bear 40% of the cost of the smartphones, up to a maximum of Rs.6000, for the purchase of smartphones costing up to Rs.15000 per unit," said Raghavji Patel, minister for agriculture and farmer welfare, while addressing the virtual event that was being viewed from 70 different locations in Gujarat. 

“These smartphones will help farmer access information regarding agriculture and relevant weather forecasts at their fingertips. They can use this knowledge in their farming,” he said, adding that 25,000 farmers will benefit from this scheme 

Earlier this month, the officials had reported that of the 17,843 inhabited villages in Gujarat, 512 do not have any telecommunication connectivity.

The lack of connectivity is as high as 10-30 per cent in Dangs, Narmada and Kutch districts. 

These smartphones will assist farmers with agricultural information as well as relevant weather forecasts at their fingertips. They can use this knowledge in their farming. Around 25,000 farmers will benefit from this Gujarat Smartphone Subsidy Yojana. 

How to Apply for Gujarat Farmer Free Smartphone Scheme 2022 

According to a statement released by the state agricultural department, the state government of Gujarat will grant financial assistance of up to Rs.6,000 or 40% of the cost of a smartphone (whichever is less) to farmers in the state for purchasing a smartphone. The Gujarat Farmer Free Smartphone Scheme 2022 is intended to encourage farmers to purchase smartphones that may be used for a number of reasons. The smartphones offered are intended to boost their agricultural revenue at a time when the prevalence of digital services in agriculture is increasing every day.  Now let’s check the complete apply online process for Kisan Muft Smartphone Yojana. 

Gujarat Kisan Muft Smartphone Yojana Application / Registration Form 

To reap the benefits of this scheme, any landholding farmer in Gujarat can apply for a grant of 40% of the total cost of a smartphone or Rs.6000 (whichever is less) through i-khedut portal, according to a Government Resolution (GR) issued on Saturday by the state's Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Cooperation department.  To apply online for Gujarat Farmer Free Smartphone Scheme, fill up registration / application form at https://ikhedut.gujarat.gov.in/ 

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