Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister launches e-Krishi Samvad

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Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, here today launched e-Krishi Samvad at Krishi Bhawan. Shri Singh informed that the e-Krishi Samvad is an internet-based interface and is a unique platform that will provide direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.

Union Agriculture Minister said that people can directly connect to the ICAR website http://icar.org.inand get the appropriate solutions from the subject matter specialists and institutes through web or SMS. Stakeholders can upload photographs related to diseases of the crops, animals or fishes for diagnostics and remedial measures instantly from the specialists.

Shri Singh further said that those who have internet facility on the mobile phone can also avail this facility. e-Krishi Samvad is useful to get information pertaining to welfare and development of agricultural stakeholders. Dr. T. Mohapatra, (DG, ICAR), Shri C. Roul (Secretary, ICAR), Dr. AK Singh (DDG, Agricultural Extension) and Dr. SK Singh (Project Director, DKMA) and other senior officials of ICAR were also present on the occassion.