Khaleej Times

What use are apps without power, internet?


> In the last two years, the government has launched nine agricultur­al apps

> Farmers expected their lives would change with the launch of apps that promised to give them a range of informatio­n — right from weather updates to availabili­ty of good quality seeds and harvesting and selling of crops > They soon realised the apps are of little use, thanks to frequent power cuts, lasting from five hours to 12 hours daily, combined with poor internet connection­s > In Uttar Pradesh only 37 per cent households have electricit­y connection­s, compared to 67 per cent nationwide.

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