Soil and Land information are basic requirements for sustainable agricultural development. Farmers need basic soil nutrient information. Department of Soil Survey & Soil Conservation, Government of Kerala, has come out with an innovative mobile application in collaboration with Geo-informatics division of IIITM-K.
The mobile application on mannu (soils) - MAM (Mannine Ariyaam Mobileiloode) gives the required soil information to the farmers with a single touch. There is no need of any data entry. The application fetches the nutrient information pertaining to the current location of the device. Information of the major & micro nutrients and the acidity available in the database of the department will be available to the farmer.
This is a pilot project done for Varavoor panchayath of Thrissur District, Kerala and will be made available throughout the state by the next World Soil Day.