Cott-Ally App

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Overview:

Recently, the Union Minister of State for Ministry of Textiles informed the Lok Sabha about the Cott-Ally App.

About Cott-Ally App: 

 

  • The Cotton Corporation of India Limited I has developed a mobile app - “Cott-Ally” exclusively for the cotton farmers.
  • Objective:
    • To maximise the use of the digital media among the farmers to increase the reach of all government schemes especially in the cotton farming sector.
    • To have direct interaction and outreach with the cotton farmers in their regional languages.
  • The various features of “Cott-Ally” are as follows:
    • Easy to operate in regional languages.
    • MSP cotton rates state-wise, variety-wise and quality-wise can be seen.
    • Farmers can track real time payment status of their kapas sold to CCI under MSP.
    • Contact details of procurement centers opened by the CCI.
    • Direct interaction with CCI through Live chat to resolve doubts & grievances, if any.
    • General information on quality management of cotton crop and other related information.
    • Can be downloaded from Google play store for android mobile/app store for Apple mobile.

 


Q1) What is Cotton Corporation of India?

The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is a public sector undertaking under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It was established in 1970 with the primary objective of supporting cotton farmers and ensuring a stable market for cotton in the country.

Source: Cott-Ally mobile app has been developed for farmers to increase awareness about MSP rates, nearest procurement centers, payment tracking, best farm practices etc.