India government today said its m-Kisan portal has sent 1,194 crore messages to the stakeholders and registered farmers.
The Government has devised a mechanism to inform farmers about market information via SMS from the AGMARKNET Portal. Daily price information is collected from Agricultural Produce Markets (APMCs) on the Agmarknet portal on real-time basis. The portal disseminates information on commodities and agriculture markets to farmers through SMS in their local languages.
Farmers registering on the AGMARKNET portal and m-kisan portal are provided with SMS through m-kisan portal.
Besides this, efforts are made to provide market information via SMS by other public and private agencies who have sought live data access through Advanced Programming Interface (API) route from AGMARKNET portal.
Iffco Kisan Sanchar (IKSL) is providing market information to farmers through voice SMS. Media Lab Asia is providing market information through SMS and interactive way in three states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Meghalaya in their local languages.
Karnataka State Marketing Board is also providing market information to farmers from their Krishi Maratha Vahini in local languages.