India: Technology assistance comes in handy for farmers

Using technology, farmers in the district are now getting SMS to their mobile phones on information about wind direction, soil temperature, humidity and expected rainfall from all-weather stations, said Collector L. Subramanian.

Officials of the Department of Agriculture, Agri-Engineering and Horticulture had organised a tour for media persons on Wednesday for an on-the-spot visit of various works under way and facilities provided for the farmers.

Briefing reporters, the Collector said that the all-weather stations, which functioned in 13 blocks in the district, would disseminate information to registered farmers, who could learn about the different parameters of weather and accordingly carry on their farm activities. For instance, a farmer who had planned harvest after a week, could advance it based on weather parameters and thus save the produce from getting damaged.

Source: www.thehindu.com

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