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Government Launches Multilingual Mobile Application ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ for Farmers

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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Now farmers will get affordable access to advanced technology at their doorsteps. During a National Conference on Crop Residue Management in New Delhi on Monday (9th September 2019), the Minister of State for Agriculture, Parshottam Rupala launched a multilingual Mobile Application called “CHC Farm Machinery”.

Features and benefits of CHC Farm Machinery App

  • The app will allow cultivators to avail custom hiring services of the CHCs located in a radius of 50 kilometer.

  • The App will connect the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centers in their respective areas.

  • In addition, farmers can download the app on any android phone from the Google Play Store.

This multilingual Mobile App for Custom Hiring Centers Agricultural Machinery will help local growers of various states across India with the Custom hiring services of Farm Machinery Banks, Custom hiring Centers & Hi-tech Hubs developed under different Schemes of DAC&FW, MoA&FW without any computer support system.

Rupala sought ideas from growers to ensure zero burning in all villages. He also thanked the farmers for reducing the incidents of stubble burning. Many farmers shared their experiences & gave suggestions during the conference. As many as 1000 farmers took part in the conference from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi.

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During the Conference, 20 farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab were honoured for their valuable contribution in the management of crop residue with the use of identified agricultural machinery and for encouraging other farmers of their village for in-situ management of crop residue to end the straw burning.

The issue of Crop residue burning

The crop residue burning issue has become a major environmental problem that not only causes health issues but also contributes to global warming. There are some sustainable methods like composting and biochar production that helps in curtailing the problem while retaining the nutrients present in the crop residue in soil.

Earlier, to support the efforts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi State Governments deal with air pollution & to subsidize machinery needed for in-situ management of crop residue via agriculture mechanization - a Central Scheme for the period 2018-19 to 2019-20 was implemented by the Ministry in all these States.

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