Odisha Govt. Launches Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 for Women Farmers-Apply soon

Published Date - 10 April 2018 03:21:12 Updated Date - 10 April 2018 03:28:33

The State Government of Odisha  has decided to provide smartphones to women farmers during the Kharif season this year.

These smartphones will enable the small and marginal women farmers to know market prices, weather-based info and new agricultural products easily on their smartphone. In order to avail free of cost smartphones, you have to make online registration during the Kharif Season.

The Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro made the announcement of this scheme for women farmers as the previous smartphone scheme were applicable only for male farmers. The state govt. will launch this new scheme in phases with disbursal of Android phones to around 70% of women farmers in 1st phase. This scheme will have a major impact on the agricultural production in Odisha. Moreover, the primary objective is “doubling the farmers income by 2022”.

Highlights of  Free Smartphone Yojana 2018

In all the existing free smartphone schemes in odisha, only the male farmers were entitled to avail the benefits. Now the female farmers will get these Android based mobile phones with 4G Internet Connectivity. The important features and highlights of this Odisha free smartphone yojana are as follows:-

  • Now all the women farmers will get free smartphones to boost their agricultural production.
  • With these smartphones, women empowerment is the main focus. This scheme will enable women farmers to receive tips from agricultural department.
  • Women farmers can utilize these smartphones to ensure better crops productivity and higher produce depending on the nature of soil and climatic conditions.
  • These free mobile phones will enable small and marginal farmers to access up-to-date market related information. Women can gather info. on current prices of agricultural commodities in different markets. Even they can use message to know the value of their own crop produce.
  • All the weather based information will remain visible on their mobile phones and alerts facility will also be provided.
  • Furthermore, farmers can also gather info. on various Odisha Government Schemes currently running for the welfare of farmers.

The total number of women farmers in the state is very less, so the state govt. will focus on its effective implementation.

Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 Application Form

Just like Free Smartphone Yojana in other states, farmers will have to make online registration to get android based phone. These mobile phones will also provide info. regarding crop loans schemes of Odisha govt.

For this reason, the co-operation department will open a new dedicated portal. This portal will open very soon. All the women farmers needs to fill and submit the completed application form at this new portal.

Odisha govt. is also going to sanction a loan of Rs. 7600 crore to farmers during Kharif Season. Odisha govt. is a pro-farmer and is consistently working to improve the living conditions of farmers in the state.

In order to avail the benefits of this free smartphone scheme. All the eligible women farmers of the state will have to make online or offline registration. For this purpose, the state government will soon introduce an online portal.

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