Nethotzone launches free Internet kiosk for farmers

May 5th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, May 5 (IANS) City-based Nethotzone Monday announced that it would launch a free internet kiosk at an agricultural fair being held in Vadodara to provide valuable information to farmers free of cost. Nethotzone will open the kiosk at the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) during the month-long agricultural fair beginning Wednesday.

“Providing connectivity with content to the farmers will surely bring about a sea change in agrarian economy of Gujarat,” said Ravin Vyas, CEO and promoter of Nethotzone.

The farmers would be able to utilise internet service for selling their produce with the help of skilled operators who will man the kiosk, he told reporters.

The Ahmedabad-based Nethotzone had joined hands with US-based Ahem! Management Solutions last November to set up kiosks providing free internet facility in 155 cities and towns of the country with an initial investment of Rs.1.65 billion. The kiosks are being planned over the next five years at various public places.

Each kiosk will have 19-inch LCD monitors and high-speed Internet access. Its revenue model is based on online and offline advertisements, Vyas said.

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