Agriculture related information including Weather conditions are provided to the farmers through Kisan Call Centres in 22 local languages said Narender Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.
“Weather monitoring system is used to help the farmers in making better agricultural decisions like carrying out timely sowing of crops according to weather forecast. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is providing agriculture related information including ‘Weather conditions’ to the farmers through Kisan Call Centre operating from 21 locations in 22 local languages”, he added.
Weather related information is also disseminated through its regular mass media and outreach programmes being telecast and broadcast through Doordarshan, DD Kisan and All India Radio, said the Minister.
The crops and weather based advisories are also disseminated through m-kisan portal to registered farmers.