NRRI Launches riceXpert App for Android to Help Rice Farmers

country wide Rice research Institute (NRRI) has advanced a cell app for Android referred to as riceXpert on the way to provide records associated with farm practices, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.

The Android app, listed on Google Play, provides information to farmers in real-time on insect pests, vitamins, weeds, nematodes and ailment-associated problems, rice varieties for unique ecologies, farm implements for unique field and submit harvest operations, he said.

The app has internet-primarily based utility structures which enables glide of information from the farmer to the farm scientist and get offer short answers. The farmers can ship the photo and voice via this cell app. this will be a real boon to farmers, he added.

Singh was speakme at a farmers’ truthful. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Member of Parliament Bhartruhari Mahtab, ICAR Director standard Trilochan Mohapatra among others have been gift at the occasion.

Highlighting numerous measures taken through the principal authorities in the farm sector, the Agriculture Minister congratulated the team of NRRI scientists for growing this specific IT-enabled handheld cell app and world’s first excessive protein rice variety ‘CR Dhan 210’.

The ‘CR Dhan 210’ range, which has 11 percent protein in evaluation to 6 percentage in ordinary rice varieties, has been notified through the significant Varietal launch Committee for cultivation in different states in irrigated condition.

“it is really worth noting that this Institute is working to expand rice sorts through ‘Doubled Haploid’ technique.

The rice sorts evolved through this approach will have the yield capability equal or higher than hybrids in one hand, and however, farmers need no longer to buy the seeds every 12 months as they could store their very own seeds for subsequent crop,” the Minister added.

NRRI is a central authority’s owned studies body under Indian Council of Agricultural studies (ICAR).