Information Kiosk

With a view to facilitate seamless transfer of technology and capacity building of farmers on various aspects of farming, from pre sowing to marketing of the produce, in the command areas of irrigation projects, a mobile information kiosk has been developed.

Key features

A mobile integrated computer cum projector is being used as the kiosk. Weighing only 5 kilograms, it is easily portable from one village to another Content has been developed for 3 districts i.e. Adilabad, Kurnool and Krishna. 800 web pages of district specific knowledge and information on agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, irrigation and agricultural marketing Content in local language (Telugu) Voice over for all pages by professional news readers (lady and gent’s voice on alternate pages), recorded in professional studio. Relevant photos and videos have been placed at appropriate places to supplement the written content. Contents of the kiosk

Best management practices from pre sowing to post harvest management & marketing of the produce for the following crops has been developed and placed in K-YAN:

Agriculture Cereal crops - Rice, including SRI Cultivation, Maize, Sorgam (Jowar)
Pulses- Red Gram, Green Gram, Black Gram and Bengal Gram and Soyabean
  1. Oil seeds -Groundnut, Sunflower, Sesame
  2. Commercial crops - Cotton, Sugarcane


  1. Vegetables - Tomato, Brinjal, Ladies Finger, Chillies
  2. Fruits - Mango, Banana, Guava
  3. Flowers- Crysantimum, Rose, Jasmine,
  4. Leafy vegetables: Ameranthes, Fenugreek, Coriander, Mint and Spinach

Besides the above, the following content has been developed and placed in the kiosk:
Irrigation :

  • WUAs-duties and responsibilities
  • Methods of Water management
  • Micro irrigation

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Cows and Buffaloes - management, breeds, feeds and fodder etc.
  • Poultry – management, breeds, feeds and fodder etc.
  • Goat and sheep rearing-various aspects
  • FAQs on livestock

  • Fisheries

  • Fresh water fish and prawn culture
  • Salt water fish and prawn culture
  • FAQs

  • Agricultural Marketing

  • List of Rythu bazaars (Farmer run markets)
  • List and contact details of cold storage units
  • List and contact details of agriculture market yards

  • Vigyan Darshini

  • Agro climatic zones
  • Soil characteristics
  • Soil testing
  • Importance of plant nutrients and plant protection chemicals
  • Bio fertilizers
  • Organic farming
  • INM and IPM
  • Compost making, including vermi compost
  • Water management
  • Agricultural implements and machinery

  • Miscellaneous

  • District revenue maps
  • Irrigation project maps
  • Soil fertility maps
  • List of magazines in Telugu on agriculture
  • List of agricultural research stations
  • Contact details of Krishi Vigyan Kendras
  • Departmental programmes, schemes and subsidies
  • Regular radio and TV programmes on agriculture
General information about the districts like administrative set up, weather conditions, water resources, irrigation projects in the district etc. Queries (related to crop management) raised by farmers and responses given by the agricultural scientists to the same in the 4 regional interactive seminars held under the project