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Farmer’s portal, SMS gateway being tested

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An integrated farmer’s portal and SMS gateway, to meet the demand of the Indian farmer for specific crop-related information and advisories, is undergoing advanced pilot-testing. Farmers ,who are registered and want specific information in local languages, will soon be able to get it. A detailed demonstration and brainstorming of the nationwide SMS portal for farmers was carried out at a two-day national workshop on ICT initiatives in Agriculture’, organised by the National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (Manage). 

The beta version of the farmer’s portal (which acts as a simple to use, one-step interface for farmers in various States by culling out data from hundreds of Web sites), was also discussed.

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