3 Apps that can revolutionize India’s Agriculture sector, very easily!
Usha Rani DasJun 24, 2015, 06.29 PM
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Farmers make up about 24.8 per cent of India’s total workforce, with over 118.9 million farmers spread across the length and breadth of the country. Agriculture is the largest livelihood provider in India contributing a significant percentage to its GDP. It has witnessed green, yellow and blue revolution and now it is a proud participant of the mobile revolution too.
Here are 3 companies and their services which are helping farmers communicate with the market directly, thus making the gap between buyer and farmer smaller by the day!
MandiTrades- One can get information about commodity prices directly provided by the Government of India, produce info and a map based view of available farm products with the ability of connecting to a required farmer via just a simple phone call through this app. A buy/sell platform aims to solve the problems of marketing and farmers can avoid the daily struggle to sell their produce. When they register with the site, it captures all of their produce and location details and updates its database. Farmers can know of average demand, peak/low demand season, in and off season needs, rare items and their prices and can plan their farms accordingly.
Mpower Social- Livestock farming is one of the most important forms of livelihood for many families. Unfortunately the ratio of registered veterinarians to cattle is very low and Mpower’s
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