Annapurna Krishi Prasaar SevaTM (AKPS)’ is a joint initiative of DIC, ANGRAU and PJTSAU and is implemented with an objective to provide right information at right time in user specified mode and time in local language. AKPS was launched by the then Secretary Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology - Sh J Satyanarayana, IAS. The pilot of AKPS was started with 12 villages in 2013.
Digital India Corporation (DIC) along with Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) and Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad are implementing Interactive Information Dissemination System (IIDS) as ‘Annapurna Krishi Prasaar Seva (AKPS)’ in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The advisory services are being given by the respective KVKs and DAATTCs of the SAUs and the technical support has been provided by DIC.
AKPS has elevated the presence of the Universities and enabling them to interact directly with their local scientists in their native language (Telugu) over a toll free number, disseminating the location specific information on their mobiles (text and voice messages in Telugu) and providing an option to the farmers to send their farm images & small videos using a smart phone application (UMANG – AKPS).
AKPS has been merged with Kisan Sarathi.
State Agricultural University
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centre (DAATTC)
Andhra Pradesh : Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Telangana : Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad , Telangana
2984 Villages of Andhra Pradesh
2007 Villages of Telangana
Project End Date
30th September, 2021 (Project has been merged with Kisan Sarathi)
Dr. TS Anurag, anurag[at]digitalindia.gov.in, 011-24303505
Mr. Anshul Porwal, anshul[at]digitalindia.gov.in, 011-24303504