New Delhi: The Indian government has launched the ‘Kisan Sarathi' platform, in a bid to provide additional support to millions of farmers to get crucial information at their fingertips.
The scheme was launched by the Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw along with the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar via video conferencing on Friday (July 16).
What is the Kisan Sarathi platform?
Using the Kisan Sarathi digital platform, farmers can get information about crop and crop production, among other things that will help them in improving the quantity of their produce.
With the help of the Kisan Sarathi platform, farmers will be able to get information about good crop practices, the right amount of produce and many other basic things. The information related to the crop is directly provided by scientists.
Moreover, farmers can also learn new farming methods using the Kisan Sarathi platform, which has been launched by the Indian government on the 93rd Foundation Day of ICAR. Also Read: 'COVID-19 becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated': US official as Delta variant wreaks havoc
On the launch, Vaishnaw said that many ministries are coming together to benefit the farmers. He also noted that farmers and traders will be able to buy and sell crops easily with the information shared on the newly launched digital platforms for the country’s farmers. Meanwhile, Tomar also termed Kisan Sarathi as an important platform for farmers. Also Read: Petrol, Diesel Prices Today, July 17, 2021: Petrol prices hiked again to record highs, check rates in your city