Chennai: A team of youngsters from Chennai, Puducherry and Thanjavur, who were on a mission to transform the lives of farmers, have launched a mobile App to market the farmers produce and help them get a desirable price.
The app was a joint venture by the Indian Youngsters and Farmers Association (IYFA) and the Covid-19 pandemic affected members of the Tamil Nadu Independent Rental Vehicle Owners and Drivers Association (TIPVODA).
The aim of the Space Market App was ‘this is our market. Stay home, we deliver’.
Talking to reporters, TIPVODA State general secretary S Jude Mathew said the IYFA has entered into the fourth year now and has been assisting farmers from 30 villages in Puducherry, Karaikal and Tamilnadu.
“This year we have tied with more farmers assoiciations and launched an App to market the farmers’ produce and also enable them to get access to the Chennai market to sell their produce”, Jude said.
He said the Kadaimalai Area Integrated Farmers Association (KAIFA) and TIPVODA are supporting the journey of these youngsters in transforming the lives of farmers.
The team started working on the project of transforming farmers’ lives through natural farming since February 2017 and presented their project to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and got his nod and sarted working with farmers in the Union Territory.
The project was aimed at imparting knowledge and highlighting the importance of natural farming, guide them and provide them greater marketing opportunities for their produce and help them get desirable price. “We ensure that farmers get Rs 2600 per quintal for paddy”, he said.