Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2018-2019 for Women Farmers

Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2018-2019 for Women Farmers

Key information:

  • Launched on: the fiscal year 2018-19
  • Launched by: The State Government of Odisha
  • Benefits: Free Smartphone
  • Beneficiary: small and marginal women farmers
  • Target: To double the farmer's income by 2022

Objective:

  • To work for the Women Empowerment
  • To help the Farmers in the State
  • To give free smartphones to boost agricultural production.

Introduction:

  • This Scheme is targeting the Small, Marginal Women Farmers.
  • Through this scheme, the Odisha State Government is hoping to work for the Women Empowerment.
  • And the Government of Odisha State clearly stated that through this Scheme, they are going to provide the Smartphones for the Women Farmers totally free of cost.

Key facts:

  • With the help of Smartphones, women farmers are able to access the Market to know about the Prices, Weather reports. 
  • They are also able to learn new Agricultural Techniques and farming Products. 
  • To avail benefit of this scheme, Women Farmers have to make Online Registration During the Kharif Season. 
  • In the Pilot Phase of this Scheme, the state government of Odisha is assuming to cover at least 70% Women Farmers in the State. 
  • In the existing free smartphone schemes in Odisha, only the male farmers were qualified to avail the benefits. Now the female farmers will also get these Android-based mobile phones with 4G Internet Connectivity.
  • To facilitate women farmers, to get tips from the agricultural department
  • Women farmers can use these smartphones to assure better productivity and good quality products depending on the nature of the soil and climatic conditions.
  • Women farmers can access up-to-date market-related information by gathering information on current prices of agricultural commodities in different markets.
  • All the weather based information will remain visible on their smartphones and alerts facility will also be provided timely.
  • Women farmers can also get information on various Odisha Government Schemes which are currently running for the benefit of farmers.

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