Sonipat: To save the farmers from the vagaries of weather which often cause them huge financial loss, Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) Agricultural University has decided to initiate a free of cost SMS service to provide them weather alerts.

Joint Director of the CCS Agricultural University has asked all the Deputy Directors of Haryana Agriculture Department to provide the name and mobile numbers of a dozen farmers and Gram Pradhan of each village.

Commenting on the project progress, Agriculture Development Officer Dr.Devendra Kuhar said that contact numbers of farmers have been registered and would be soon forwarded to the CCS Agricultural University weather department.

Expressing their pleasure over the project, state farmers maintained that weather related SMS would help them in several ways. According to farmers, a before-hand warning would guide them in taking the required precaution.

(JPN/Bureau)