Purushottam Rupala recently launched a multilingual mobile app ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ for farmers.
CHC Farm Machinery App
The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Purushottam Rupala recently launched a multilingual mobile app ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ during the National Conference on crop residue Management for farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister also shared his ideas among farmers to ensure zero burning in all villages and also thanked farmers for bringing down incidents of stubble burning. While launching the mobile app several farmers shared experiences and gave suggestions about crop residue management. It was claimed by the ministry that more than 1000 farmers attended the conference from four States.
‘CHC Farm Machinery Mobile App’
• Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Purushottam Rupala said that this mobile app will allow farmers to avail custom hiring services of CHCs located in a radius of 50 km.
• CHC Farm Machinery Mobile App connects the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centers in their area. Farmers can download this mobile app on any android phone from Google Play Store.
• Farmers can get affordable access to cutting-edge technology at their doorsteps with the help of this mobile app.
Crop residue burning
The issue of crop residue burning has become a major environmental problem causing health issues as well as contributing to global warming. There are some sustainable techniques like Composting, biochar production and mechanization that can help to curtail the issue while retaining the nutrients present in the crop residue in the soil. However, some steps by the government of India have taken to curtail this problem. Several measures and campaigns designed to promote sustainable management methods such as converting crop residue into energy have also started. In recent years, the alarming rise of air pollution levels caused by crop residue burning in the city of Delhi and other northern areas in India observed.