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News : UAS Launches Farmer Helpline
Dharwad, India, July 24, 2015 -- The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, and the Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Dimhans) have jointly started a helpline 'Raitha Chetana' to help farmers out of crisis. The new facility became functional from Thursday with deputy commissioner P Rajendra Cholan formally inaugurating it.
Cholan said that panic-stricken farmers needed proper counseling to boost their confidence and make them desist from taking extreme steps like suicide. While the government is trying to bail them out, it was also necessary to make them mentally strong and come out of depression.
This helpline will function round the clock and agriculture varsity staff and PhD students will attend the calls. Farmers from across the state can dial this toll free number 18004251150 and get advise from psychiatrists. Officials at the Raitha Seva Kendra will also impart valuable suggestions on new and viable agricultural schemes. UAS vice-chancellor D P Biradar said that the helpline which will go a long way in addressing agrarian issues.
Dimhans director Dr Raveesh and other officials were present.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About University of Agricultural Sciences:
The University of Agricultural Sciences is located in Bangalore, India. It was established in 1964 as UAS Bangalore by a legislative act.
Published: Monday, July 27, 2015