Coimbatore: E-Velanmai (E-Agriculture) Scheme for technology transfer using Information and Communication Technologies to farmers has been introduced in Palar basin of Parambikulam Aliyar Project.
The scheme is sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water body Restoration Management (TN-IAMWARM) project and implemented by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Farmers volunteered to get enrolled in the scheme to get technical advice from scientists on agricultural problems by paying a membership fee ranging from Rs50 to Rs300 per year per farmer based on the size of the farm, a university release said today.
Vibhu Nayar, project director, TN-IAMWARM, Chennai, along with senior officials attended the function, it said.
Stating that the members would be offered technical advice on cultivation and marketing related problems in agriculture, the release said they would be trained in taking digital photos and sending them to University for receiving technical recommendations either through mobiles or e-mail.