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Kisan Call Centres Launched in Jharkhand to Boost Farmers Productivity

Abin Joseph
Abin Joseph
Kisan Call Center

Farmers and livestock owners in Jharkhand can now get advanced technical information related to agriculture and animal husbandry via their phones.  

This will greatly benefit the farmers of the state. To give the benefit of call centres to the farmers, preparations are being made by the Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry so that the farmers of the state can make use of it to boost their productivity. 

Necessary steps will be taken related to the problems and suggestions of the farmers of the state through the centreHowever, according to the information received from the sources, these Kisan call centre’s will be operated on an experimental basis for three years. Apart from this, along with the operation of the Kisan Call Center, a web-based portal will also be developed for the Kisan Call Center. The Department of Agriculture in the state of Jharkhand has also issued an RFP (Request For Proposal) for this project. 

The professional consultant who will be selected for the call centre’s will also have to handle the helpline, survey and grievance management system for the farmers through the call centre. Any firm that is interested in this project can submit its proposal by December 15, 2021, online.  

For more information related to this project, do email directoragriculturejh@gmail.com.

Further information on this project can also be obtained from Krishi Bhawan located in Kanke, Ranchi. 

Farmers don’t have access to information about advanced farming.

Farmers of Jharkhand are deprived of getting precious information about advanced agricultural techniques due to a digital divide which gives birth to a lack of dissemination of technical information, this has been one of the primary reasons for the lack of crop production in agriculture. 

Agricultural universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and NGOs are trying their best to employ various means to mitigate these shortcomings, however, due to a lack of infrastructure for information dissemination media these shortcomings have not been overcome thus far. 

Kisan call centres: A brief history  

In January 2004, the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of India decided to establish Kisan Call Centers in all states of the nation to give aid to farmers from these agricultural challenges. The major goal of these call centres was to give effective solutions to farmers' issues in their regional languages as soon as possible. 

Agriculture gets a boost 

Kisan Call Center, which is equipped with telecommunications, computers, and other modern facilities, was established by the government to provide solutions to farmers’ problems, as well as keep them updated with various state or federal government schemes promoting agriculture in their regional language to help them make full use of the facilities to boost their productivity as a whole. 

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