Tamil Nadu Government launched bi-lingual ‘Uzhavan’ (farmer) mobile application in a bid to use technology for benefit of farmers. It was launched by Chief Minister K Palaniswami in state capital Chennai. The app available in Tamil and English language will allow ryots to have access to nine types of services, including details about their crop insurance.
A bi-lingual App
- The Uzhavan app would provide complete real-time information about agricultural operations and offer nine services, including details on crop insurance.
- The farmers could get weather updates for the next four days and price information about agricultural inputs with gthe help of this app.
- The app, available on Google Play Store, would provide information on subsidies available for schemes under various categories — seeds, machinery, solar pump set, shade net, poly house, pack house, hi-tech nursery, small nursery, new tissue culture lab etc.plastic mulching, beehives, pre-cooling chamber, reefer van, mobile vendor cart, low-cost onion storage.
- The other highlights of the app, available in Tamil and English, include information on the available stocks of seeds and fertilizers in local government and private stores.
- The move was part of the government’s effort to take to the ’next level’, use of technology to aid farmers in their profession.
Amma Bio-Fertiliser scheme
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami also launched the distribution of Amma bio-fertilisers to farmers.
With a view to remembering the earnest efforts of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to promote use of bio-fertilizers, it has been named after her. These fertilizers are useful in preserving soil health.
It is aimed at better management of nature farming and help boost and maintain soil fertility.
The bio-fertilizer scheme is being launched by Palaniswami and implemented by the Agriculture Department for the past 20 years. The government will package it as ‘Amma bio-fertilizer’ in memory of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and distribute it to farmers.