IIT Mandi to develop voice based information service for Himachal farmers

Shimla: Agriculture department and Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi have tied up to provide extension services to farmers through mobile phones.

Secretary agriculture Ram Subagh Singh today let a group of farmers in Gopalpur area of Sarkhghat know that the department had talked to director IIT Mandi about developing a voice based model to be used through mobile phone for disseminating agriculture related information for farmers.

On a pilot basis, such a scheme had been launched in Chennai and it had shown promising results. The scheme was specifically beneficial for villages where broadband services were not available, said Singh.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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