Andhra Pradesh government has started Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) Scheme to setup digital kiosks for farmers. AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSRCP govt. launched its ambitious 10,641 Rythu Bharosa Kendram on completion of 1st year in office. Along with the Rythu Bharosa Kendralu, govt. also started Comprehensive Monitoring of Agricultural Prices and Procurement (CMAPP) mobile application. All the android smartphone users can now download CMAPP mobile app from google play store.
This AP Rythu Bharosa Kendralu (RBK) scheme will enable farmers to check real-time market price and help them in placing orders for agricultural produce. Rythu Bharosa Kendras in Andhra Pradesh will also be selling products tested, packed and graded by the AP state government. Moreover, CMAPP app is also developed as a tool to monitor agricultural activity at the farm level.
CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) Scheme and CMAPP app at an event held at the Tadepalli CM camp office.
AP Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) Scheme
The important features and highlights of AP govt. Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) Scheme are as follows:-
- These Rythu Bharosa Kendram will act as a one-stop shop to address all the needs of farmers across the state.
- RBKs would usher in a revolutionary change in the lives of the farmers as they would assist them in every step from purchase of seed to sale of their final produce.
- The RBKs in each village will sell seeds, fertilizers and pesticides apart from acting as soil testing centres.
- RBKs will also be knowledge and training centres for farmers.
- Several agriculture experts disseminating required information on better crop management and encouraging organic farming practices.
- Each RBK will have a digital kiosk where farmers could place orders for inputs that would be delivered at their doorstep. They will also aid the farmers in marketing their produce.
The chief minister said the state government will further increase the number of services available at the Rythu Bharosa Kendra. CM also launched an integrated call centre with the number 155251 for farmers to get their grievances redressed.
AP CMAPP Mobile App Download from Google Play Store
As mentioned earlier, CMAPP stands for Comprehensive Monitoring of Agricultural Prices and Procurement. AP CMAPP mobile app can easily be downloaded from the google play store on android smartphones. The important features and highlights of this app are as follows:-
A) CMAPP mobile app showcases all data relating to the cost, procurement and marketing facilities of the farmers for their agriculture produce. Thus this app will monitor agricultural activity at the farm level.
B) CMAPP will give the authorities the scope to attend to distress calls by intervening at the village level itself. Moreover, market intelligence report will be filed by Village Agricultural Assistant (VAA) every day.
C) This report filed by VAA will consist of daily updates pertaining to every single aspect of agriculture in a particular village.
D) If the report suggests that the village is in distress, the officers at the district and state level who will be monitoring these reports using the tool will direct the VAA to intervene or suggest alternative solutions to the problem.
E) This mechanism will ensure a much faster and localised intervention by the government, thereby resulting in the authorities being able to solve most if not all problems faced by the farmers.
CMAPP empowers and entrust respective officials of the state to monitor & review village level agriculture conditions including the sale and procurement of crops on a daily basis. All the joint collectors assigned with agriculture department will be trained through a quick session on the use of the CMAPP app.
The YSRCP-led Andhra Pradesh government said it has fulfilled 90% of its poll promises within one year of its rule and spent about Rs. 40,139 crore for various welfare schemes. These scheme had benefited 3.57 crore people and creating over 30,000 jobs in the state.