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Jharkhand: Kisan call centre debuts in state

Ranchi: State agriculture minister Badal Patralekh on Wednesday launched a toll free kisan call centre aimed at offering all round agriculture related tips to farmers. This apart, farmers can also lodge their problems and seek resolutions by contacting the toll free number ((1800-123-1136). The department has also announced a landline number (0651-7122712) and Whatsapp/SMS (8797891222) for farmers assistance.

An official of the department said that the call centre will operate in multiple languages. “Operators attending the calls can speak in different tribal languages as well as in Hindi so that farmers calling from anywhere can be heard and extended help,” said an official, adding that callers can call anytime on the number between 10am-5pm on Monday to Friday.

State agriculture director Nisha Singhmar in a statement also informed that they have rolled out blockchain technology for seed distribution in the state for maintaining transparency in the entire procurement and distribution process.