Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India


mKisan is a portal for farmers run by the Union Ministry of Agriculture. It connects farmers to all the concerned government departments and institutions including Meteorological Department and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. It leverages the spread of mobile telephony in the rural areas to raise agricultural output and improve the lives of farmers. Information, services and advisories to farmers are provided through SMS in their language, preference of agricultural practices and locations. It strives to provide a “one-stop-shop for farmers”. Since its inception in July 2013, more than a billion messages have been sent to farmers across the country.