July 4, 2012
Now SMS alert for fishermen
After farmers, now fishermen in India would soon receive SMS alerts relating to various government-sponsored schemes, climate warning and market price of fish on their cell phones. The Times of India reports.
National Federation of Fishermen's Cooperatives Ltd. (FISHCOPFED) under the administrative control of Union ministry of agriculture, has joined hands with Iffco Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL) to dole out relevant advisories among the fishing communities.
"We will provide SIM cards to fishermen through which they can receive free SMS daily. The messages will help them remain updated about schemes, loan subsidies and climate in sea. By dialing a tollfree number, fishermen can quiz experts on different issues," said CEO of IKSL, S Srinivasan said.
"Initially we target 40,000 subscribers in Odisha," Srinivasan said.
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