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  • 25 April, 2020

  • 5 Min Read

Kisan Rath app

Kisan Rath app

Context:

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched the “Kisan Rath” App on 17.04.2020 to facilitate Farmers and Traders in identifying the right mode of transportation for the movement of farm produce ranging from food grain (cereal, coarse cereal, pulses etc), Fruits & Vegetables, oil seeds, spices, fibre crops, flowers, bamboo, log & minor forest produce, coconuts etc. To date, a total of 80,474 farmers and 70,581 traders are registered on this App.

Kisan Rath mobile app:

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has launched the ‘Kisan Rath’ mobile application (app) to facilitate the transportation of foodgrains and perishable during lockdown

  • The application has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (backed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).
  • It will be available in eight languages initially, including English and Hindi.

Features of the Kisan Rath app:

  • The app is expected to connect farmers and traders to a network of more than 5 lakh trucks and 20,000 tractors.
  • It is meant to help farmers and traders who are searching for vehicles to move to produce. This includes:
    • Primary transport from the farm to the mandis, local warehouses or the collection centres of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO).
    • Secondary transport from the local mandis to intra-and inter-State mandis, processing units, railway stations, warehouses or wholesalers.
  • The Government has granted relaxation in the nationwide lockdown for activities related to agriculture-farming and allied activities with a view to addressing problems being faced by the farming community.

Source: PIB

GS-III :
  • 19 April, 2020

  • 2 Min Read

Kisan Rath App

Kisan Rath App

Part of: GS-III-Food Security (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has launched the ‘Kisan Rath’ mobile application (app) to facilitate the transportation of foodgrains and perishable during the lockdown.

  • The application has been developed by the National Informatics Centre -NIC (backed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).
  • It will be available in eight languages initially, including English and Hindi.

Imp Points

  • The app is expected to connect farmers and traders to a network of more than 5 lakh trucks and 20,000 tractors.
  • It is meant to help farmers and traders who are searching for vehicles to move produce. This includes:
    • Primary transport from the farm to the mandis, local warehouses or the collection centres of farmer producer organisations.
    • Secondary transport from the local mandis to intra-and inter-State mandis, processing units, railway stations, warehouses or wholesalers.
  • The Government has granted relaxation in the nationwide lockdown for activities related to agriculture-farming and allied activities with a view to addressing problems being faced by the farming community.
  • The app will be a stepping stone towards the provision of timely transportation service at competitive rates for farmers and traders, besides achieving a reduction in food wastage.
    • This will help in ensuring better prices of the produce to farmers.

Source: TH


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