Annapurna Krishi Prasaar Seva
‘Annapurna Krishi Prasaar Seva (AKPS)’ was a joint initiative of Digital India Corporation (DIC), Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), and Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU). It was launched in March 2013 and merged with Kisan Sarathi in December 2021.
AKPS was implemented with the objective to provide the right information at the right time in user specified mode and time in the local language. The pilot of AKPS was started with 12 villages in 2013, and the project was completed in December 2021 with implementation of 4991+ villages and 1,31,430 farmers covered across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.Read More...
The advisory services were given by the respective KVKs and DAATTCs of the SAUs from ANGRAU and PJTSAU, and the technical support was provided by DIC. AKPS elevated the presence of the Universities and enabled them to interact directly with their local scientists in their native language (Telugu) over a toll-free number. It disseminated location-specific information on their mobiles (text and voice messages in Telugu) and provided farmers the option to send their farm images and small videos using the smartphone application UMANG – AKPS. AKPS has been merged with Kisan Sarathi in December 2021 Video- https://www.facebook.com/akpsin/videos/517851421707732/Read Less