Ajay Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar, Naushad Khan, CB Singh and Shubham Singh
A study was undertaken under Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS, project) running under the Department of Agronomy, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur. The aim of the study is to provide weather based agro advisory bulletin to the farmers based on the weather forecast issued by IMD New Delhi twice in a week on Tuesday and Friday based on medium range weather forecast (3-10 days). Farmers of 17 district namely Agra, Auraiya, Etah, Etawah, Firozabad, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Hathras, Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Kasganj, Lakimpur Khiri, Lucknow, Mainpuri, Mathura, Sitapur, Unnao under Central Plain Zone & South-West Semi-arid Zone. Are being awared about extreme weather events by text messages in their Mobile phone and through Mkisan Portal, Maghdoot app. During this lockdown period, center has regularly disseminated agro advisory bulletin to the farmers bia Mkisan Protal. Total 5.0 lakh registered farmers, got weather based agro advisory containing agricultural operation along with precautions to escape from corona virus menace. The farmers of above 17 districts downloaded Meghdoot app by our suggestion. They were made aware about weather based informations and safety measures. Extreme weather events and their solution were also disseminated to the farmers.
It is concluded from the study that weather information, agro advisories, extreme event alert disseminated through Mkisan portal, Meghdoot app and whats App message enhanced yield of different crops and escaped the farmer from corona pandemic due to following of precautionary measures suggested.
Ajay Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar, Naushad Khan, CB Singh and Shubham Singh. Weather based agromet advisory bulletin to the farmers under Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) project during lockdown period (Covid-19) at Kanpur region of Uttar Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):623-624.