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1.2 Lakh Farmers to be Put On Agri-info Services Network

Farmers who are not able to get farm-related services, technical information and weather details through the internet, will now be able to avail the same through the K Kisan.

Published: 12th May 2014 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

Farmers who are not able to get farm-related services, technical information and weather details through the internet, will now be able to avail the same through the K Kisan.

The programme was launched by the state government, in all 175 taluks in the state, including in all six taluks of Davangere district.

According to Joint Director of Agriculture Sadashiva, the state government has started the ambitious

K Kisan programme in Karnataka for providing agriculture information services.

Vast Network

As per the programme, a network covering 1.20 lakh farmers in Kasaba hobli, in the six taluks of Davangere, Chennagiri, Honnali, Harihar, Harapanahalli and Jagalur in the district will be set up in the raitha samparka kendras (RSK).

Farm Facilitators

The farm facilitators who work in raitha samparka kendras  centres under the Bhoochetana scheme are being used to collect detailed information on each family in a village, those engaged in farming, and those who have land in the family head’s name, besides land records.

The details will be stored at the computer centre in the RSK. 

A computer operator will be appointed for the same. UPS and required hardware as well as other facilities will be provided, Sadashiva told Express.

 “We have 262 farm facilitators working in RSK centres in the district at present, and out of them, services of 88 facilitators are being utilised in six Kasaba RSK centres. Each facilitator will visit at least 50 families engaged in farming, and collect all needed information through a registration form given for the purpose.

“The data will then be stored in the raitha samparka kendras computer centre.

Each head of a family will be given an 11 digit code number, using which farmers can avail all services and  suggestions from farm experts towards their problems,” Sadashiva added.

Inclusive Programme

Differently-abled people working as farmers, small marginal farmers, SC and ST farmers and those from backward communities are also covered under this   programme.  

To avail this service, farmers should provide photocopies of their Aadhaar card, EPIC voter ID card, bank pass book and pahini, along with a photo of the head of the family to the government. The programme started on May 5, will go on till June 15 and cover around 1.20 lakh farmers in six Kasaba RSK centres in the first phase, Sadashiva added.

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