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483. 

Name the app, which is set to be launched by the government of India to aid farmers in accessing cutting- edge technology at affordable prices .

[A]. Uber for tractors
[B]. Uber for agriculture
[C]. Uber for farmers
[D]. Uber for equipments

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The agricultural Ministry and the centre decided to launch a farm equipment rental app to aid farmers in accessing cutting- edge technology at affordable prices. Farmers can book and hire agricultural equipment and use them on rent basis. Through this initiative, small farmers will be able to make use of tools equipped with technology that are expensive to own'Uber for tractors'.The app is expected to be launched by the end of August 2019. The name 'Uber for tractors' was kept by the govt. keeping in mind the popular app 'Uber'. Just like uber connects to cabs, this 'uber for tractors' will reach the grassroot level people and farmers. Trial run for the app was conducted in four states. They are Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.

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