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Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala has launched a multilingual Mobile App  “CHC Farm Machinery” during a conference on Crop Residue Management in New Delhi.

About the App

  • The App connects the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centers in their area.
  • It will allow farmers to avail custom hiring services of CHCs located in a radius of 50 km.
  • Farmers can now get affordable access to cutting-edge technology at their doorsteps.
  • It can be downloaded on any android phone from Google Play Store.

What are Custom Hiring Centers (CHCs)?

  • Custom hiring centres (CHCs) for farm implements were established in 100 National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) villages.
  • It aims to empower farmers to tide over the shortage of labour and improve efficiency of agricultural operations.
  • A committee of farmers’ nominated by the gram sabha manages the custom hiring centre.
  • There are 27 different types of farm machinery stocked in 100 CHCs, the most popular are rotavator, zero till drill, drum seeder, multi-crop planter, power weeder and chaff cutter.
[Source: All India Radio, Vikaspedia]

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