Aizawl: The Mizoram government on Thursday launched a mobile application for farmers to give them the latest agricultural related information.
State agriculture minister C Lalrinsanga, who launched the application, said that the state government has been making massive efforts to alleviate the difficulties faced by farmers, who have been greatly affected by the coronavirus induced lockdown.
He expressed hope that the new mobile application will be of a great help to the farmers.
Lalrinsanga said that the ‘farmers helpline,” which was launched in April, has greatly benefited the farmers, who are facing hardship due to lockdown.
Citing that technological and mechanical innovations are highly important to augment farmers’ income, the agriculture minister said that technology and machinisation will ease and help the farmers in different ways.
He added that maize cultivation is being practiced in a massive way for the first time in the state under the state flagship programme- Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP).
The newly launched mobile application will have various features, including information on cultivation of various crops, maximum requirement for seeds and estimated total production in first cultivation, and protection of crops from pest infestation.
The application is available on Google Play Store.