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Free Smartphone Yojana for women farmers in Odisha: eligibility & online application forms & procedure

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The Government of Odisha has announced the Free Smartphone Yojana for women farmers in the state. The objective of the scheme is to empower women farmers in Odisha and also to provide important updates such as weather information and crop prices etc. The state has the similar scheme for the male farmers and more than fifty thousand smartphones were distributed between 2013 till 2017. Women farmers too were given smartphones who were holding Kisan Credit Card in 2016-17.

Free Smartphone Yojana for Women Farmers in Odisha:

  • All the women farmers in the state will be given free smartphones
  • These will be Android phones with 4G internet connectivity

Eligibility:

  • Only women farmers can apply
  • Women farmers residing in Odisha only are eligible to get free phones

Free Smartphone Yojana for Women Farmers in Odisha Application Forms:

Exact details on the online application procedure is yet to be confirmed but the government is planning to launch a online portal for registration and application for Free Smartphone Yojana for women farmers. To get the free smartphones, women in the state will require to make online registration during the Kharip season. Once the online application forms are available this section will be updated to provide step by step application procedure.

Free Smartphone Yojana for Women Farmers in Odisha: Highlights

  • Free smart phones will be distributed to women farmers also
  • Earlier the scheme was only for male farmers in the state
  • The scheme is expected to empower women farmers in the state and improve connectivity
  • The smart phones with internet will provide them all the important information related to agriculture
  • They will be provided market prices updates, weather information, list of government schemes, subsidies, soil health information in Odiya
  • It will improve the crop production and lifestyles of the farmers in the state
  • The scheme will have major impact on the agricultural production in the state
  • The focus on the government is to Double the farmer`s income by 2022
  • The scheme will be launched in phases
  • Free Android phones will be provided to 70% of the women farmers in first phase

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