KIRAN SMS Gateway 

Registration

Sent SMSs

KIRAN SMS Gateway is a telecommunication network facility for sending and receiving Short Message Service (SMS) to and from the stakeholder of agriculture and allied sectors. The gateway is hosted in KIRAN.

WHAT KINDS OF INFORMATION ARE CONTAINED IN THE SMSs:

Information regarding proven farming techniques and technologies are disseminated. Timely awareness information in the following heads:

  1. Timely reminder/alerts regarding practices, relating to farmers specialisation and vocation.
  2. Synchronised farming advice on crops/animals.
  3. General information on opportunities and scopes in agriculture.
  4. Financial support information.
  5. Market information.
  6. Training schedule.
  7. General information on agriculture technologies.

HOW FREQUENTLY THE SMSs ARE SENT:

Regular frequency is thrice a week. However frequency is increased wherever the situation demands.


WHO CAN RECEIVE AND SEND SMS: 

To receive and send SMSs registration is required. One can get the registered from the Registration link at the top of this page and filled in form may be sent to kiran.icar@nic.in / Kiran.icar@gmail.com / uttamba@gmail.com or can be posted or submitted to Mr. N. Uttam Singh, Scientist, Division of Social Sciences, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya – 793103. Once registered he/she will start receiving SMSs.


EXPERTS:

A team of experts from multiple disciplines across the region has been constituted for generating the SMSs that are sent to the farmers/users.


LANGUAGE:

English and Khasi at present. Hindi, Bengali, Manipuri, Assamese, Nagamese, Mizo, and some of local languages in the future. 


WHOM TO CONTACT IF THE RECIPIENT REQUIRES FURTHER CLARIFICATION OR EXPLANATION OF THE RECEIVED MESSAGE:

A mobile phone number is regularly sent twice a month to be contacted by the users (Ms. Eugenia: 9774066854 who will in turn navigate to the concerned expert)


HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE:

In case a user doesn’t like to receive the SMSs of KIRAN, he/she can send by writing “UNSUBSCRIBE” to 9774066854


WHAT IS THE NUMBER TO SEND A SMS TO KIRAN:

9774066854


SIZE OF THE SMS:

At present 300 characters including space


TRACKING SERVICE:

Cyclic pattern of SMSs are designed for groups of farmers to provide timely advice that enables scientific and technology driven practices of crops/animals from the day one. Tracking services is a typical ‘hand-holding’ facility created to guide farmers through the various aspects of farming by providing timely advices.

Note: Since  some parts of the Gateway is under construction. Some functions mentioned above are not yet functioning.