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Govt launches mobile app for farmers to hire tractor, farm machineries

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Tomar also launched another mobile app ‘Krishi Kisan’ to help farmers take benefit of field demonstration of new farm technologies, seed hubs and weather advisories.

New Delhi: Farmers across the country can now hire tractor and other farm machineries through a multi-lingual mobile app called ‘CHC-Farm Machinery’ which was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday.

Tomar also launched another mobile app ‘Krishi Kisan‘ to help farmers take benefit of field demonstration of new farm technologies, seed hubs and weather advisories.

“We are trying to empower small and marginal farmers. We thought of using technology like mobile apps to reach them. The way you book an Ola or Uber cab using their apps, we decided to have a similar app for hiring farm machineries,” Tomar told reporters after the launch.

All custom service providers and farmers have been brought on a common platform. So far, 40,000 custom hiring centres have been registered on this mobile app for renting over 1,20,000 agricultural machineries and equipment available on it, he said.

Terming the app as a “revolutionary service”, the minister said, farmers through the app can know which hiring centres are available near their farm field, see photo of machineries, negotiate price and place an order.

Source : The Economic Times


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