BENGALURU:The state government has taken up an initiative to distribute e-KISAN (Namma Raitha), a tablet which would act as a platform to share the best practices in agriculture and serve as an interaction tool among farmers.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who launched the tablet here on Saturday, said the device helps farmers know and understand the best agriculture practices adopted around the world to improve the yield.
IT and BT Minister S R Patil thanked a group of IT professionals, working in the United States, who brought out the tablet.
Outlining the features of the e-KISAN tablet, the minister said it offers information on e-governance, food processing and rain water harvesting among others.
The tablet, which supports Kannada, offers useful and real-time information regarding weather, seeds-crop combinations, fertilizers, pesticides and market, he added.