Millions of farmers to get smartphones in Punjab

Millions of farmers to get smartphones in Punjab

MULTAN:The Punjab government will distribute smartphones among 110,000 farmers after they receive their interest-free agriculture loans to enable them get proper guidance swiftly on the palm of their hands, agriculture spokesman said in a statement on Monday.

Small farmers will benefit from this initiative in a big way as the smartphones would display agriculture related information to them within no time and would be helpful from sowing to harvest of crops, local weather updates, crop marketing.

Exactly 110,000 farmers would get the smartphones in the first phase of this farmer-friendly initiative.

The smartphones will be carrying pre-installed applications (apps) including agriculture advisory, Cap Registration, Market, Kissan TV, Kissan Dukan, local weather, agriculture calculator, Subsidy, EasyPaisa, and agriculture calendar.

The utilization of agriculture related software applications through smartphones would lay the foundation of smart agriculture and bring modernity to agriculture practices.APP