Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday launched a mobile app – Uzhavan – created by the Tamilnadu government.
The JFarm Services app of TAFE is being integrated with the Uzhavan app to offer farmers information on tractor and farm machinery rental services. The unique Farmer-2-Farmer feature allows farmers to rent their existing tractors and farm equipment to other farmers seeking to
hire them, says a release from TAFE.
TAFE launched the JFarm as part of its corporate social responsibility.
According to a government press release issued today, the app will help farmers identify the availability of farm machines and equipment for rent.
“Using the app, farmers can find who is having the machine on a particular date and the rent for it. Similarly, those who are willing to give the vehicles for rent will also be able to view the requirement,” the release added.
Those who cannot access the app can call customer care at 1800 420 0100.
Minister for Agriculture Doraikannu, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, Agriculture Department Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi and other senior officials were present during the launch.
The Uzhavan app offers 12 key agriculture services to farmers, that include real-time information on crop prices and weather updates, subsidy and government schemes forms, crop insurance and compensation.