North-East India’s first Kisan Call Centre opens in Agartala, Tripura

North East India’s first Kisan Call Centre (KCC) was opened in Agartala, Tripura. It was launched by Tripura Chief Minister  Manik Sarkar.

The call centre is financed by Tripura government and will be run by experts of agriculture, fisheries, horticulture and animal husbandry from a private enterprise.

Key facts

  • KCC Agartala will work daily from 6 am to 10 pm and provide a real time advisory and immediate solution with expert consultation to farmers from Tripura on various agriculture related issues.
  • It includes expert consultation seed procurement, agro-metric, fertilisers, soil health, pesticides usage and marketing of the produces.
  • Farmers from neighbouring states of Tripura also will be provided by similar services by Kisan Call Centre.

Tripura also launched farmer’s portal to issue advisory to farmers for farm production under direct supervision of the experts.

Background

Previously, Union Government had started the KCC service in all states through Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO). However due to the language deficiency, it failed to cater to the farmers.

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