Spices Board will soon launch a pan-India mobile tele-network for direct interface with the spices farmers. As a mark of beginning, it launched the scheme in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
The board launched this novel venture in association with the IFFCO Kissan Sanchar Limited (ISKL) of Tamil Nadu. As the first phase, the board launched a new community of spices farmers called the “Tamil Nadu Spices Community”. The board is enlisting spices farmers across the state to the proposed community. It is expected to have an initial strength of around 6,000 farmers.
The spices farmers will get the benefit of voice messages every day from the Spices Board on the schemes, projects, prices of spices and announcements from the board. The farmers of spices crops like cardamom, chilli, curry leaf, coriander, pepper, nutmeg, cloves and herbs will benefit in receiving voice messages.
After launching the scheme, Spice Board chairman A Jayathilak said that the service will provide an interactive medium for the spice farming community. This will be of a great use to illiterate farmers who are not technologically equipped. There will be a helpline also, where farmers can seek solution to their farm-related problems from the experts.