With the advancement in technology and easy access to smart devices, apps have revolutionized the way we work, live, and communicate, etc. With the aim of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, technology is radically changing nearly every sector. If we look at the education sector, online learning is taking over traditional classroom learning and making education accessible irrespective of location. From online banking to networking, everything is becoming digitalized. Today we are so dependent on mobile applications that we cannot even imagine our life without them.
Let’s understand the impact of digitalization on the agriculture sector. Indian agriculture accounts for as much as a quarter of the Indian economy. Digital technology is modifying Indian agriculture and bringing a significant change in the farming process and the supply chain. The government also launched the scheme Pm Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to provide support to the farmers. Keeping in mind the challenges the farmers face because of the lack of knowledge, lack of transparency in the supply chain, lack of direct market access, lack of farm inputs, lack of instant help, a lot of startups have come up with agriculture network platforms.
Today farmers have an agriculture network platform and farming app where they can connect with other farmers, Agri experts, sell their products, get farming tips, consultation and can widen their knowledge, and have a broader perspective about agriculture. Krishify is one of the kisan apps providing a platform to Indian farmers connecting with other farmers, retailers, and Agri experts. On the krishify app, farmers can get information related to kheti, farming tips, organic farming, horticulture, dairy farming, goat farming, fish farming, poultry, etc. Not just that keeping in mind that the weather is the most critical element in farm production and how crop growth is directly related to weather, the Krishify app has a feature that provides a live weather forecast to the farmers based on which farmers can adopt the farm management practices and can plan times for sowing, harvesting, and other field activities to minimize the crop diseases. Regular weather monitoring can make farming more productive and sustainable.
Lack of expert advice and right farming knowledge is also one of the major reasons for crop failure and innovation in the farming process. Krishify app has a feature for farmers to connect with agriculture experts and can get instant help. The app also has a feature of digital pashu mela where farmers can sell or purchase cows, buffaloes, and other animals without giving commission to the agents. Every day thousands of farmers are posting their cattle for sale in the pashu mela. There is also a farmers market where there are more than 5000 agricultural dukaan and farmers can buy the agricultural tools, pesticides, fertilizers, seeds and all kinds of agri products.
Technology is helping rural India to gain success in the farming sector and making lives easier for farmers.