mKisan portal sends farm advisories to 5 Cr farmers

mKisan portal sends farm advisories to 5 Cr farmers

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, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 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 System (IVRS) 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 Number of beneficiary farmers
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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