For instance, if a farmer was cultivating paddy crops in Nagapattinam, he would require specific inputs about the cropping cycle of paddy, the weather report for Nagapattinam, etc.

Customised Solutions
In the voice market, currently, Uniphore is the only Indian company that offers combined services in both speech recognition and voice biometrics. AgriConnect is currently offered in over 14 Indian languages (100 dialects). Their system is used by various companies. One example is ITC, one of the largest business groups in India, who are using AgriConnect for their ‘Namma Sandesh’ (means ‘Our information’ in Kannada, a local language) project. Its Agribusiness Division has availed the call scheduling and automatic speech recognition technology services for tobacco farmers in Mysore region, Karnataka. For this purpose, a new call back facility was introduced. Sometimes, farmers may not be able to take the call at a stipulated time. This facility was introduced so that the farmer will be able to listen to the latest call that has been scheduled.