Of late mobiles with GSM and CDMA with twin sim cards are also coming up quite handy with multimedia in puts such as internet, radio, television, scanner and camera too. Yet,
they are not very costly (150-200 USD).
There are many cellular services
AIRTEL, BSNL, VODAFONE etc which are offering very low packages long incoming call facility. They are also offering the services at costs and above also. There are top up and recharge facilities.
like IDEA, as free life as 10-1000
In spite of rapid advancement in technology and a spectrum of satellite services coupled with booming economy, the Indian farmers and weavers are committing suicides due to lack of appropriate technologies to integrate the Indian farming sector with the wider global marketing and planning systems. Firstly there is an immediate need to address the financial indebtedness of the small farmers and marginal farmers on realistic terms quite free from the jargon of complicated bureaucratic mind set with human face. To avoid recurrence of farming sector landing into crisis, an appropriate technological approach coupled with infrastructural facilities is the need of hour. The available convergent mobile technologies as described above would go a long way in alleviating the distress of the Indian farmers and help them compete with the global markets.
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