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Digital India: Suresh Prabhu Launched Coffee Connect App for coffee stakeholders



Union Minister Suresh Prabhu Launched Coffee Connect App for coffee stakeholders: Details, Features, Aim, Purpose, Highlights

Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu on 4th September 2018, launched Coffee Connect mobile application for coffee stakeholders. 

The ‘Coffee Connect’ mobile app has been developed to lessen the work of field functionaries and to improve the work efficiency. 

The ‘Coffee Connect’ mobile app provides a solution by harnessing the power of mobility comprising the latest technology in easing the whole process of the field activities like digitisation of Coffee Growers & Estates with Geo Tagging, collecting the Plantation details. 

The ‘Coffee Connect’ mobile app will also help in strengthening transparency in the activities of the extension officers and officials, transparency in subsidy disbursement and real-time report generation.

The ‘Coffee Connect’ mobile app initiative is in line with PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative.  

Union Minister, Suresh Prabhu on the occasion also launched pilot projects on data analytics, artificial intelligence, IOTS, and blockchain.

About Cofee Cultivation

Coffee is cultivated in India in about 4.54 lakh hectares by 3.66 lakh coffee farmers and 98% of them are small farmers. Its cultivation is mainly confined to Karnataka (54%), Kerala (19%) and Tamil Nadu (8%) which form traditional coffee tracts.

Coffee is also grown in non-traditional areas like Andhra Pradesh & Odisha (17.2%) and North Eastern states (1.8%), with the main emphasis on tribal development and afforestation.


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