Dr. P Prema, Dr. C Vanniarajan and Dr. A Veeramani
India is an agriculture leading country. Millets are indigenous to many parts of the world. Millets may have been consumed by humans for about 7,000 years and potentially had a pivotal role in the rise of multi-crop agriculture and settled farming societies. Every day new technology are introduced for increasing the yield and processing technology. Hence, the dissemination of information to the farmers at the time when it is required becomes very important. With the widespread availability of smartphones and Internet, there is a huge potential for supplying essential information via this means. This paper presents a mobile-apps directed millets to the agricultural sector designed in Android Operating System. The Millets AMPP App include the information about Origin and History, Area and Distribution, Botanical Description, Season And Varieties, Morphological Description, Crop Management as Climatic Requirements, Soil, Field Preparation, Seed and Sowing, Manures and Fertilizers, Water Management, Weed Control, Crop Protection as Pests and Diseases, Harvesting and Threshing, Yield, Nutrient Information, Health benefits, Machinery and value added products for the millets Maize, Sorghum, Kambu, Ragi, Pannivaragu, Samai, Thinai, Varagu, Banyard Millet. The detailed information are designed and presented in the form of an Android application-AMPP Millet App. The paper also discusses the steps to develop applications and the content available.
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