Mangaluru, Nov 15, 2017: The DK district administration on Nov 14, Tuesday asked farmers to use the Farmers’ Crop Survey app to feed details of crops raised on their fields into government revenue records.
DK DC Sasikanth Senthil told media that the app, available on Google Play Store, would thus eliminate delay in uploading details of crops in the Record of Tenancy Certificate (RTC) thereby helping expedite release of compensation/ insurance amount in the event of crop loss.
The district has about 9 lakh plots of which the the Revenue Department has already surveyed about 5 lakh plots and updated the same in the system.
Besides continuously updating these records, farmers whose details have not been updated, can also add their details through the app, he said.
The process of uploading crop details is made simple and with the advancement of technology, farmers might not feel it difficult to do the job, Mr. Senthil said.
A farmer needs to have an Android smart phone with Version 4.5 or more to upload the details after downloading the app from Google Play Store.
Then he or she has to feed personal details, including mobile number and Aadhaar number before downloading data of their particular field (GPS coordinates). Later, they can upload crop details with pictures of crops raised during the particular season.
Mr. Senthil noted that many farmers raise two to three crops in a year and the same was not being continuously updated.
As such, there used to be many complications and difficulties both for the government and the farmer.
The app would do away these difficulties while empowering farmers, he said. If a farmer is not conversant in using a smart phone, he or she may take the help from peers to upload the details after feeding personal details through peer’s mobile phone, he added.
The administration has organised a workshop for farmer leaders to familiarise them with the new app at the DK Deputy Commissioner’s office from 11 a.m. on Nov 16, Thursday, said Additional DC Kumar.