Sufal Bangla is a unique initiative by Department of Agricultural Marketing, Government of West Bengal which aims to provide an easy interface between producers and consumers and benefit both the farmers and consumers. For successful implementation Sufal Bangla objectives, CDAC Kolkata in collaboration with Sufal Bangla Project Management unit developed Sufal Bangla Agri-Price Information Service which is an important part of this initiative. In this service, farmers and consumers can easily get daily market price information of agricultural commodities available at Sufal Bangla collection centres and outlets using this Mobile App.
Features of Mobile App:
(i) Listing of agricultural commodities with its specification and respective images for easy understanding and selection
(ii) Region and Marketwise daily market price for farmers and consumers are provided separately
(iii) User can listen to the textual price information in Bengali and English languages
(iv) Beside selecting, user can also search for any commodity, by typing few letters of the commodity name
(v) Other relevant information are also available like locations of static and mobile outlets, collection centres, contact numbers etc.
(vi) Presently, the app service is available in Bengali and English languages for better usability
Requirements and Technology of Mobile app:
i) Smart Mobile phone with Android OS
ii) Data network or WiFi connection
iii) Speech Concatenation method
Likely End Users:
i) Farmers and people associated with farming activities
ii) General Consumers of Sufal Bangla outlets
iii) Registered Farmer salespersons of Sufal Bangla collection centres
iv) People who cannot access the Sufal Bangla web portal through computer and internet facilities or who do not know to use the same
Note: This App has been developed by Advanced Speech Processing Section of CDAC Kolkata in collaboration with Sufal Bangla Project Management unit.