The sole purpose of Agriculture Tele-Consultation service is to provide quick and best advisory services to the farmers in their regional language
Agriculture forms the backbone of our economy as it act as a source of livelihood for a large section of our population. Farmers form the basic unit of the agricultural community in India. Indian farmers have a deep knowledge on agriculture practices and techniques given by their ancestors. However these days many improved practices and techniques of agriculture are gaining popularity. But the major problems arises when it comes to dissemination of these technologies. The root cause behind this is lack of awareness, trainings and education. This results in exploitation farmers at various levels. To help farmers solve such issues, Common Service Centre offers a very unique platform where farmers can avail advisory services by video conferencing from qualified Agriculture Scientists of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK). The farmer simply needs to visit the nearby CSC centre and register himself for the consultation.
The sole purpose of Agriculture Tele-Consultation service is to provide quick and best advisory services to the farmers in their regional language. CSC centres have been opened all across India where farmers can get the benefit of this service. Farmers visiting CSC centre can get advisory services on various agricultural aspects such as new and improved practices of farming, soil health, cultivation practices of various agricultural and horticultural crops, fertilizers and their optimum doses, control of insect, pest and diseases of crops, irrigation and fertigation. Apart from these advisory on livestock production and management such as feeding of the cattle, diseases of cattles etc is also available to farmers.
Young farmers can be significantly benefited from the service as they are open to new and improved practices. They can get valuable information by visiting the nearby CSC centre. They are no longer left behind when it comes to using latest technologies.
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All crops whether horticultural or field crops are subjected to losses due to attack of pest or onset of diseases. These diseases or pests may have various causing factors. However the control of these becomes vital and if not done on the right time results in heavy economic losses. On our platform we have experts who are trained Plant Pathologist and Entomologist who suggests scientific ways of recovering from these pests and diseases by suggesting various chemical and physical treatments.
Now a days we keep hearing about organic products and such products are gaining huge popularity all over the world. Young farmers now a days take deep interest in learning practices and principles of Organic farming. However sometimes due to language barrier or sometimes due geographical barriers are unable to do so. On our platform we have scientist from KVKs across all states of India. Therefore farmers can receive advisory in their local language.
Soil forms the basic unit of crop production. The use of inorganic fertilizers if done in a balanced manner can results in enhanced production and productivity of the crops. The correct recommendation of N:P:K is necessary. The inorganic fertilizer such as urea, DAP, MOP are leading available sources of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. If they are used in a balanced manner they can also result in cost cutting. On our platform we have on boarded Soil Scientists who can guide farmers for better soil and fertilizer management of their field depending upon the soil type.