Farmers will get subsidy on buying a smartphone (indicative picture)
To promote agriculture, it has become very necessary to use advanced technology in agriculture. With the changing times, agriculture is also becoming hi-tech. Many types of schemes are being run by the government to make the farmers hi-tech. The use of modern technology in agriculture is not only providing relief to the farmers but has also improved the yield and quality of the crop. Also, it has become easier for the farmers to sell the agricultural produce. From drones to smartphones, everyone is making India’s agriculture smart. With the changing times, farmers are being made smart so that farmers can understand the changing technology of agriculture and use it in the development of agriculture.
Scheme to encourage farmers to buy smartphones- The Gujarat government has also taken a big decision to make farmers smart. According to a notification issued by the state agriculture department, it has been decided to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 1,500 to farmers in the state for purchasing smartphones. It is being told that this scheme is to encourage farmers to buy smartphones, which can be used for various purposes to increase their farm income, at a time when digital services are becoming prevalent in the field of agriculture every day. is growing.
10 percent of the cost of the smartphone
It was informed by the Department of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Cooperation that any landholding farmer in Gujarat can apply for assistance of 10 percent of the total cost of smartphone above Rs 1,500 on the i-khedut portal to take advantage of this scheme. It is stated in the Government Resolution (GR) issued by the State Government. This support is valid only for the cost of the smartphone, apart from this plan is not valid for any other accessories such as power backup devices, earphones, chargers etc. All landholding farmers are eligible for this scheme, but only one beneficiary will be eligible in a joint holding farm.
Farmers will get this information
The smartphone will make it easy for the farmer to get information about the weather forecast, possible pest infestation, various schemes of the agriculture department, modern farming techniques and expert opinion etc. The GR said that smartphones can also be used by farmers to apply online for various schemes of the state government, using smartphone features such as camera, email, text and multimedia services, GPS, web browser, internet connectivity Farmers can use Once the application is approved, the beneficiary farmers will have to provide a copy of the purchase bill of the smartphone, mobile IMEI number, a canceled check etc.
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