Sufal Bangla Agri Price Information Service

Brief Description

Sufal Bangla is a unique initiative of Department of Agricultural Marketing, Government of West Bengal which aims to provide an easy interface between producers and consumers and benefit both the farmers and consumers alike. Sufal Bangla Agri Price Information Service is an important part of this initiative. In this service, using Mobile App and telephony Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, farmers and consumers can easily get daily market price information of agricultural commodities available at Sufal Bangla collection centres and outlets.

Main uses and domain

  • Farmers and people associated with farming activities
  • General Consumers of Sufal Bangla outlets
  • Registered Farmer salespersons of Sufal Bangla collection centres
  • People who cannot access the Sufal Bangla web portal through computer and internet facilities or who do not know to use the same

Features and Technical Specifications

Features of Mobile App :

  • Listing of agricultural commodities with its specification and respective images for easy understanding and selection
  • Daily market price for farmers and consumers are provided separately
  • User can listen to the textual price information in Bangla and English languages
  • Beside selecting, user can also search for any commodity, by typing few letters of the commodity name
  • Other relevant information are also available like locations of static and mobile outlets, collection centres, contact numbers etc
  • Presently, the app service is available in Bangla and English languages for better usability
  • Auto update facility is available to easily include any new features or agricultural commodity related new information
  • Mobile App available at Google Play Store

Features of IVR system :

  • Easy and remote information access by just speaking into mobile or landline phone, convenient while busy working hours
  • Completely operable with speaking and listening Bengali language voice query and responses
  • 24 x 7 hrs Automated Service, information can be accessed from anywhere and anytime
  • Need to speak a few words or press or touch some specific numeric keys at proper time
  • Price information can be accessed for all the available specifications and varieties of a queried agricultural commodity

Platform required(if any)

Requirements and Technology of Mobile app :

  • Smart Mobile phone with Android OS
  • Data network or WiFi connection

Requirements and Technology of IVR system :

  • Any type of Mobile and landline phone
  • Call network connection
  • Computer Telephony Interface

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Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information

Dr. Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Director
E-mail: nabarun[dot]bhattacharya[at]cdac[dot]in
Phone No.: 033 2357 6309