GUNTUR: To help farmers benefit from the Centre’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the State agriculture department has introduced online registration of farmers’ produce and other agriculture data through the smartphone application CCE Agri App.
As part of this, the officials would personally visit the farmlands to record the exact crop yields. The agriculture department is inspecting the farmlands and registering crop data for PMFBY, agriculture extension officer, M Venkata Babu, said. The move is introduced to estimate the exact yield of crops by weighing them and uploading the data through the application, which would help farmers to benefit from the crop insurance scheme, he said.
If any natural calamity damaged the crops, the farmers would receive the insurance money in their bank accounts. The official appealed to the farmers to make good usage of the mobile application.
He informed that officials recently measured yield from farmer Sankaraiah’s 25 square feet land at Chintalapudi village of Ponnuru mandal, who grew corn. The total produce weighed at 44.93-kg and the data was uploaded through the app.