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Bihar launches e-Kisan bhawan
The Bihar government has set up e-kisan bhawans, information and advisory centres for farmers, in 324 blocks across the state. The remaining 210 blocks will be covered in the following year.

 

Patna: The Bihar government is building state-of-the-art e-Kisan Bhawan at block level to extend benefits of Information Technology (IT) to the agriculture sector of the state.

Construction work of e-Kisan Bhawan is in progress in 324 blocks out of the total 534 blocks in the state, Agriculture minister Renu Kumari said.She added that rest 210 blocks would be covered in 2011- 12 annual plan, reports PTI.

To be equipped with genset and Internet connection, the e-Kisan bhawan would act as a information and advisory centre for farmers, she said.It would also work as a soil testing lab, training centre, will provide weather information, among others, the minister said. Besides, these centres would also function as plant protection centres, Kumari said; adding farmers are excited to have the latest facilities at their door-steps.

 

Source: igovernment