ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur (U.P.) is a premier pulses research institute working towards realization of vision for ensuing self-sufficiency in pulses production and improve competitiveness through knowledge based technological interventions for improving nutritional security and sustainability of the production base in country. In its endeavor to reach the farming community with technical knowhow and do how related to pulse production technologies, institute is utilizing various channels of information. “ChanaMitra” is a web enabled initiative of institute for reaching the larger mass of chickpea growers of India with updated information and advisories related to improved chickpea production.
The app provides information related to area specific improved chickpea varieties, crop production technologies, crop protection technologies for management of insect pest and diseases, post harvest technologies as well as information related to market price and weather, which can be easily accessed for farmers and other stakeholders for making informed decisions. For flow of information between the farmers and pulse researchers which can be used by chickpea farmers for receiving solutions to the specific problems faced by them, right from the fields. The queries can be made in video, voice or text format. The unique feature of the app is that it is backed by a strong team of chickpea researchers working across the country for providing solutions to the queries made and related up dates.