The Indian government, launched multilingual app based service - CHC Farm Machinery for Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs).
While launching the app, agriculture minister Tomar said that farmers will now have easy reach to high value and technical agricultural equipments at their doorsteps.
Farmers will now be able to hire farm machineries including tractors at an affordable price through an app based mobile application the way people hire Ola and Uber taxis over mobiles.
This service, will facilitate local farmers the use of shared resources including tractors and other farm machineries at affordable prices.
With the help of this app, farmers, especially small and marginal farmers, will have easy access to high value and technical agricultural equipments which will accelerate optimum use of all types of inputs using these farming machines.
“Through this app, farmers can select and order the required machinery at the rates feasible for them from the Custom Hiring Centers located in the radius of 50 Kms,” he said.
He said that till date more than 40,000 custom hiring service centers have registered on this mobile app for renting over 1,20,000 agricultural machineries and farm equipments.
The CHC Farm machinery app is already available to custom service providers for registration and uploading with geo-reference photographs of agricultural machinery custom service centers and photographs of machinery available in it.
This will not only increase the income of the farmers, but it will also take mechanization to maximum farm holdings in a short time frame. This app connects the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centres in their area.
Tomar also launched another app Krishi Kisan, which will provide farmers the information of best demonstration of high-yielding crops and seeds in their nearby area.
“Any farmer with high quality of crops can avail the benefits of this platform to demonstrate best practices of cultivation to other farmers so that this will help other farmers also to adopt these methods,” he said.
The app will also help in geo-tagging and geo-fencing of crop and give weather forecast message to farmers.