Digitisation has increased rapidly when it comes to agriculture. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Digital India in 2015 that aims towards the promotion of digital literacy and the creation of digital infrastructure. With this launch, today, agriculture and farming have really grown and has helped farmers in several ways making it easier for them in finding the right help.
There are several apps that are available today that farmers can use. Here is a list of helpful apps for farmers to track all their data.
Kisan Suvidha, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016, works towards the empowerment of farmers and the development of the villages. It offers a user-friendly interface and information on weather and forecast for the next five days along with the information on market prices of commodities/crops in the nearest town for their own use.
Users can learn all about fertilizers, machinery, seeds etc. and use all these tips to have a better hand at farming and benefit from it. One of the best parts about the app is that it is available in different languages.
Another nice mobile app for farmers in India is Kheti-badi which is a social initiative app. If you are someone who wants to get into organic farming, Kheti-Badi promotes and supports “organic farming” and offers information on issues related to farmers in India. With Kheti badi, farmers can have an easy transition from chemical farming to organic farming. The app is available in multiple languages.
The Agri App is a farmer-friendly application offering complete information on everything related to agriculture. Some of the features offered are information on crop production, protection and other agriculture-related issues.
It also gives access to all data related to “high value, low product” category crops from varieties, soil/climate, harvesting and storage procedures. If you have a query, you can also chat with experts, get the latest news, online markets for fertilizers, insecticides and get video-based learnings.
RML Farmer- Krishi Mitr
Want to keep up with the latest commodity and mandi prices? RML farmer – Krishi Mitr is one such app that lets you do it and a lot more. You can know about the precise usage of pesticides and fertilizers, farm and farmer related news, weather forecast and advisory.
You will also know about the agricultural advice and the news regarding the government’s agricultural policies and schemes. You can choose from 450 crop varieties, 1300 mandis and 3500 weather locations across 50,000 villages and 17 states of India.
IFFCO Kisan Agriculture
IFFCO Kisan Agriculture, launched in 2015, is a subsidiary of Indian Farmers’ fertilizer Cooperative Ltd. The applications help farmers make more informed decisions through customized information related to their needs.
Users of the application have access to a lot of useful information like agricultural advisory, weather, market prices, agriculture information library in the form of imagery, text, audio and videos. There are also helpline numbers to get in touch with Kisan Call Centre Services.
Lio App is a great application to be used by farmers for a more organised life. Lio makes sure that you keep a track of all your things, budgets, crops, fertilizers, vehicles, animals and absolutely everything that is linked to the life of a farmer.
The application offers you specific templates for farmers and also provides the opportunity to create your own based on your needs. You can add pictures, have collaborators, upload other documents all on the Lio App.