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5 Cr farmers get farm advisories through mKisan portal

Advisories to the farmers registered on this portal are sent in 12 languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English

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Setting a big example of farmers and rural outreach programmes, mKisan portal, run by Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, is sending farm advisories in the form of SMSs directly to over five crore farmers.

Advisories to the farmers registered on this portal, are sent in 12 languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said, “Information and services available on mKisan portal are crop specific advisories to farmers through SMS and voice; Pull SMS service for farmers to register themselves and give feedback on the service; Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service and extreme weather alert for farmers. 2462.37 crore SMSs have been sent to the farmers since launch of this portal on May 25, 2013 till June 28, 2019.”

State wise registered farmers (as on June 28, 2019)

State

Farmer Count

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

11,989

Andhra Pradesh

53,13,689

Arunachal Pradesh

1257

Assam

78,249

Bihar

10,32,234

Chandigarh

640

Chhattisgarh

15,27,476

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1235

Daman & Diu

74

Delhi

48,906

Goa

23,755

Gujarat

12,24,048

Haryana

131,18,85

Himachal Pradesh

733,962

Jammu & Kashmir

256,018

Jharkand

810,946

Karnataka

763,898

Kerala

10,50,629

Lakshadweep

26

Madhya Pradesh

23,21,973

Maharashtra

63,69,389

Manipur

4241

Meghalaya

5042

Mizoram

4541

Nagaland

27,657

Odisha

300,8725

Puducherry

11,202

Punjab

724,908

Rajasthan

32,00,755

Sikkim

26,244

Tamil Nadu

12,32,068

Telangana

27,82,294

Tripura

40,993

Uttar Pradesh

141,23,357

Uttarakhand

199,109

West Bengal

17,90,872

Total

5,00,64,286

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