Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
Dr. Ramanaidu Ekalavya Grameena Vikas FoundationKRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA - MEDAK
Tuniki, Kowdipally, Medak Telangana - 502 316
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Medak has been using various methods in the transfer of technology to farmers of Medak district like Farmers Whatsapp Groups, Messaging farmers through m-Kissan Portal, Phone talks with farmers, etc.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, and Medak formed farmers' WhatsApp groups to transfer regular and timely information to farmers. We formed whats app groups for 5adopted villages namely Bandapothugal, Pothireddypalli, Gothojiguda, Timmapur, and Admapur along with farmers from FPOs of Medak and Nizampet blocks. Through this, we are able to provide the farmers with real-time information on agriculture, horticulture, farm mechanization, weather report, and other available new technologies in the market suitable for KVK operational area farmers. Even farmers' queries were answered within the stipulated time after receiving their message. In fact, most of the group members sent photographs of Pest and disease symptoms before adopting any control measures. W also formed WhatsApp groups for input dealers of Medak district to attend to their queries from time to time.