The government has opened an exclusive portal for farmers on the lines of an exclusive TV channel DD Kisan that is slowly making inroads in rural areas and among the farmers.
The new Farmers Portal along with mKisan Portal aims to serve as a One Stop Shop for all the farmers for accessing information on agricultural activities. The Portal provides information about package of practices; crop and seed varieties; common pests; dealer network for seeds, fertilizers & pesticides; machinery and tools; agro-met advisories, credit & insurance, rain-fed areas etc.
Both these Portals can be accessible from any part of the country by the farmers by visiting the Ministry’s site at URL: www.farmer.gov.in and www.mkisan.gov.in. Its activities are also highlighted through short discussion/interview on “DD Kisan Channel”.
Efforts are continuously being made to register farmers through mKisan Portal and Kisan Call Centre (KCC). Initiatives are also made to popularize this portal through advertisement in newspapers.
Extension workers also put in their effort to popularize the portal among the farmers by holding meeting and workshop at different levels in the States, informed Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.