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Jun 19, 2013

Mobiles for Odisha Farmers

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Naveen Patnaik
The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has distributed mobile phones to 5000 farmers on Tuesday. The distribution of mobiles to farmers was aimed to avail them the facility of getting information about cultivation.

The opposition has criticized the move of the state government. According to media reports, the farmers in the state could get sms over agriculture in their regional language, which would be make them aware about the cultivation techniques.

In the age of hi-tech, why the farmers of the Odisha state to stand behind and the measure to provide them mobile device should praised. It is noteworthy that the state was already having many mobile subscribers and the free distribution of mobile could make the figure go up further.

The state government has planned to distribute 20,000 mobile phones to farmers and those would be cost around Rs1,000 per device.


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