Kisan Call Centre an asset in covid times: Dir. Agriculture Kashmir

Srinagar 29 March (KNS): Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary
Mohammad Iqbal who is also Nodal Officer Kisan Call Centre initiative
reviewed the functioning of Kisan Call Centre J&K UT, which has been setup
under the ambitious scheme of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,
Government of India.

In a virtual interaction with the Tele Advisors of the Kisan Call Centre
Director Agriculture said Kisan Call Centre can be accessed by the farmers
through All India Toll Free Number 1800-180-1551 to get the on-spot
solution of their agriculture related issues and problems in their local
language. He asked the Tele Advisors (who are the technocrats/scientists
in Agriculture and allied sectors like Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,
Fisheries, Poultry, etc.) to double their efforts in addressing the issues of
farmers so that their interests could be safeguarded in these covid times.

He said the present global health scenario has increased manifold the
importance of e- interaction at agriculture sector could not be an exception.
Director Agriculture Kashmir re-affirmed that this technology driven
initiative is a vital tool in dissemination of latest technical knowhow and in
providing immediate and timely solutions to the farmer’s problems
regarding various technical issues.

Director Agriculture interacted with the technical functionaries
manning the call centre and expressed satisfaction on the overall
functioning of Call Centre and appreciated the efforts of I.T section Team
led by Syed Mohammad Rizvi in monitoring the system.(KNS)

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