The hitherto “unconnected” farmer could soon see his cultivation yield better results, thanks to the mobile phone’s increasing reach. Wireless solutions producer Handygo is set to provide an array of services to farmers, covering weather, seed prices, fertiliser doses and best irrigation management practices.
The firm has inked a deal with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for weather data and will update the information twice a week. For now, Handygo has tied up with Airtel to provide these services. The firm plans to add Tata Indicom and Idea to this list soon. Here’s how the service hopes to help farmers: