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Aquaconnect Launches Helpline Number To Support Shrimp Farmers During COVID 19 Lockdown

The help-line service number 72999 10993 will be available from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

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Aquaconnect, the pioneer aquaculture technology venture has launched an emergency helpline number 72999 10993 to support Indian shrimp & fish farmers during the pandemic lockdown. Through the helpline, Aquaconnect aims to offer on-call support for aquaculture farmers to provide information on lockdown regulations and farming related queries.

The help-line service has launched on 27th March and will be assisting the farmers during the lockdown period. Through the helpline, farmers can get information and services such as farmgate price fluctuations, offline farming support, availability and transportation of seed & farm inputs. This help-line number will also serve as a support centre to provide the latest government announcements and important messages on the Aquaculture sector throughout the lock-down period.

During the helpline launch, Rajamanohar Somasundaram, CEO, Aquaconnect said, “We witness that there are confusions among farmers around the recent lock-down announcement from Govt. of India due to COVID-19 outbreak.

As the summer culture is about to begin, they are worried about the transportation of important farm inputs such as seed and feed. Also, there is a lack of clarity on the market dynamics due to the lockdown, which we aim to bring through the launch of our helpline. We have industry experts who are constantly monitoring the Government orders and its implementation on the ground. We are partnering with veteran farm technicians, farmers and processors to gather information and share it with farmers thought the helpline service”

“We are also encouraging our farmers to avoid frequent farm visits considering this challenging time and suggest them to manage the pond activities from home using our free mobile advisory solution FarmMOJO. This helps them to keep updated on their farm operations remotely and able to take decisions accordingly”, he added.

The help-line service number 72999 10993 will be available from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

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