Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva (GKMS) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of Earth Sciences
Aim is to provide accurate crop specific advisories to the farmers
  • The scheme is implemented by India Meteorological Department in collaboration with State Agricultural Universities /Indian Council of Agricultural Research etc.
  • It issues crop and location specific weather based agro advisories for the benefit of farming community.
  • The Agro-meteorological Advisory Services (AAS) under the GKMS is operated to prepare biweekly weather based bulletins.
  • The information is transmitted through multimedia channels and SMS to help farmers plan farm operations accordingly.

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