Ministry of Textiles Launches 'Paat-Mitro' App to Empower Jute Farmers: 10 FAQs Answered

Ministry of Textiles Launches 'Paat-Mitro' App to Empower Jute Farmers: 10 FAQs Answered

In a significant move to support jute farmers, the Ministry of Textiles has introduced the "Paat-Mitro" mobile application. Developed by The Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI), this app aims to provide vital information about Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and agronomy to jute farmers. Let's explore this initiative through 10 simple FAQs.


1. What is the purpose of the "Paat-Mitro" mobile application?
The main goal of the Paat-Mitro app is to empower jute farmers by providing essential information about Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and agronomic practices.

2. In how many languages is the Paat-Mitro application available?
The application is available in six languages, ensuring that a diverse group of users, including farmers, can access the information easily.

3. Is the Paat-Mitro app free to use?
Yes, all functionalities of the Paat-Mitro application are provided to users free of charge, making it easily accessible to jute farmers.

4. What information does the Paat-Mitro app offer, besides MSP and agronomic practices?
The app includes information on Jute Gradation Parameters, farmer-centric schemes like 'Jute-ICARE,' weather forecasts, JCI’s Purchase Centres’ locations, and Procurement Policies.

5. Can farmers track the status of payments through the Paat-Mitro app?
Yes, farmers can track the status of payments for the raw jute they sell to JCI under the MSP Operation.

6. What is the significance of the Chatbot feature in the Paat-Mitro app?
The application incorporates a Chatbot to address farmers’ queries and provide real-time assistance, leveraging the latest technology for user support.

7. When was the Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI) established?
JCI was established in 1971 as an official agency by the Government of India with the specific aim of providing minimum support prices (MSP) to jute cultivators.

8. What states does JCI operate in for jute cultivation initiatives?
JCI operates in seven states known for jute cultivation, including West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Orissa, and Andhra Pradesh.

9. Under whose administrative control does JCI operate?
JCI operates under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, highlighting its pivotal role in the textile and jute sector.

10. How does JCI ensure the sustainability of its initiatives?
In line with government policy, JCI is obligated to purchase any quantity of jute offered by growers at support rates without imposing any quantitative limit. The losses incurred by JCI during policy implementation are reimbursed by the Government of India, ensuring the sustainability of jute farming initiatives.


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