Services Offered by the Department of Agriculture
The services offered by the Department not limited to but are the following
Extension support to farmers through Karshika Vivara Sanketham by way of Online call centre, krishi.info portal, social media, Online Farmers field school.
Radio Kuttanad and Radio Mattoli, Free pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, books, keralakarshakan magazine, Field Level Campaigns through Farm Information Bureau.
Extension support through social media channels- WhatsApp no - +91 944 705 1661, Youtube channels like Kissan Krishideepam, Farm Information Bureau’s Noorumeni.
TV programmes related to Good Agricultural Practices and Success stories in Agriculture- Kissan Krishideepam in Asianet channel, Asianet news channel and Noorumeni in Doordarshan
Procurement and Marketing through Urban and Rural Markets, Horticorp, VFPCK and market promotion through web and mobile applications.
Services of skilled technicians and Farm Machinery through Agro Service Centres, Kaarshikakarma Sena and Custom Hiring Centres co-ordinated through ASHA portal.
Farmer Advisories through SMS and voice messages through m-kisan portal.
Farmer’s registration through Kisan and Aims portal.
Subsidy disbursal to farmers through various schemes implemented by Department.
Biocontrol agents, Biofertilizers, Biopesticides and Natural Enemies production and distribution to farmers through Laboratories.
Compensation for crop loss due to Natural Calamity and Crop Insurance facility for farmers
Farmers training, Capacity Building and Demonstration plots through ATMA schemes
Extension support to farmers by way of field level visit or to farmers who visit Krishibahavan.
Various services as prescribed in the Services under Right to Service Act
Seeds, Seedlings, Planting materials and Inputs availability through Farms
Farmer’s training through RATTC and FTC’s.
Soil Testing services by Soil Testing LABS