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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1913-1920
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.242


Mobile Applications for Indian Agriculture and Allied Sector: An Extended Arm for Farmers
Sushanta Sarkar1, Birendra Kumar2* and Sanjay Kumar2
1Technical Officer of Agromet, Bihar Agricultural College, India
2Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural College, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In India poor market infrastructure, inadequate marketing experience and agricultural inputs are available for the farmers. These farmers need to access information about new technologies before they can consider adopting them and thus they look up to research and extension agents as sources of new technologies. Access to appropriate information and knowledge is an important factor for successful agricultural production. However, now the traditional approach of providing agricultural information through extension services is overstretched and under-resourced. Accurate and timely market information can significantly reduce transaction and travel costs. Nowadays, the mobile apps have opened a new door for the farmers to get the information about crops, marketing and weather. Through this technology farmers directly keep in touch with market personals and can offer their produce with reasonable prices. The use of mobile apps also keeps them aware for weather forecast for agriculture input application like fertilizer and pesticides which might be affected by unforeseen weather disasters. Through mobile apps they were getting agricultural and allied information on time. Many apps are being utilized for different kind of functionality regarding the farming activities like cropping information, pesticides, fertilizer, seed, selling of crop, irrigation information, estimation of crop production, weather information, information regarding the best practices of farming, new technologies, dealers and market price.


Keywords: Mobile Communication, Agri apps, Mobile apps, Usage of Agri apps, Benefits of mobile apps
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Sushanta Sarkar, Birendra Kumar and Sanjay Kumar. 2021. Mobile Applications for Indian Agriculture and Allied Sector: An Extended Arm for Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1913-1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.242