Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2020
Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2020

    Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2020 has been released by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on 17th Nov 2020. Through video conferencing, CM Naveen Patnaik interacted with many people of Swabhiman Anchal. He launched the free mobile phone distribution scheme at that event.

    Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2020

    The Odisha state government will free mobile phone distribution scheme to all families in the Swabhiman Anchal, and especially CM Naveen Patnaik has said - I am very happy to start the distribution of mobile phones in the area from today.

    Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme in Odisha

    This free smartphone scheme will help Swabhiman Anchal people to connect with other areas and also help children study. In July 2018, CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Gurpriya Bridge and announced a special package of Rs 100 crore under the SETU scheme to lead the development work of the region.

    Also Read: How to Apply Sujal Yojana in Odisha

    Again, the state Odisha Govt. has increased the amount of the special package to Rs. 215 crore. Basically, the package is for education, livelihoods, communications, drinking water, irrigation, housing, banking, and other sectors in the district. 

    Earlier Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 in Odisha for Women Farmers

    Odisha Govt. had inaugurated Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 to provide internet-enabled mobile phones to women farmers. This scheme had enabled small and marginal women, farmers, to have access to market prices, weather-based info, and new agricultural products. To avail free of cost smartphones, women had to make online registration during the Kharif Season.

    State government. This new scheme was launched in 1st phase with the distribution of Android phones to about 70% of female farmers. Cooperative Minister Surya Narayan Patro had announced the scheme for women farmers as the previous smartphone scheme was applicable only to male farmers.

    Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 Features

    In the previous free smartphone schemes in Odisha, only male farmers were entitled to benefits. Now women farmers were also enabled to get Android-based mobile phones with 4G Internet connectivity. Important features and salient features of this Odisha free smartphone scheme are: -

    • Now all women farmers were getting free smartphones to boost their agricultural production.
    • With these smartphones, women's empowerment was the main focus. The plan was to enable women, farmers to get suggestions from the Department of Agriculture.
    • These farmers had to use these smartphones to ensure better crop productivity and higher yields depending on the soil climate and climatic conditions.
    • These free mobile phones enabled small and marginal farmers to obtain market-related information. Women were able to gather information. At the current prices of agricultural commodities in various markets. Even they were able to use the messaging service to know the value of their own crop production.

    Free Smartphone Yojana 2018 Application Form

    Like the free smartphone scheme in other states, farmers have to register online to get Android-based phones. These mobile phones also provide information. Regarding crop loan schemes of Odisha government

    For this reason, the Department of Cooperation opened a new dedicated portal. All women farmers were required to fill and submit the filled application form on this new portal.

    Tags: Odisha Free Smartphone Yojana 2020, Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme, mobile phone yojana Odisha 2020, smartphone yojana Odisha.