No Name of the Mobile Mobile Package Customer customer number and Operator subscribed since 1 Sahebrao Sarode 9420331355 BSNL - Nokia 12 month 8 months 2 Pravin Sonawane 9423930433 BSNL - Nokia 12 month 6-7 months 3 Jayant Khotre 9822451686 Idea - Nokia 7210 12 month Almost 2 years 4 Keshav Raut 9921141099 Idea 12 month 6 months 5 Govind Hangarge 9766637025 Airtel - Nokia 3110 12 month 4-5 months 6 Chandrashekhar Lambat 9764116223 Idea - Nokia 12 month 6 months 7 Shashikant Wani 9755264879 Vodafone - Micromax 12 month 6 months 8 Uttamrao Poman 9890206585 Airtel - Nokia N72 6 month 6 months 9 Mohan Kumbhar 9822513845 Idea - Nokia 3110 6 month 6-8 months 10 Shankar Ghubad 9767213836 Idea - Nokia 3110 6 month 3 months 11 Nandu Jadhav 9421586138 BSNL - Samsung 3 month 3 months 12 Balaji Pise 9763759545 Idea - Nokia 2600 12 month 2-3 months 13 Liyaz Khan Pathan 9422535746 BSNL - Nokia 1108 12 month 5 months 14 Nanasaheb Gawli 9423783894 BSNL - Nokia 1600 6 month 4-5 months 15 Baburao Tuljapure 9604221209 Idea - Nokia 12 month 10 months 16 Vilas Sakhre 9730213919 Airtel - Nokia 3610 6 month 18 months 17 Vijay Garud 9850762593 Idea - Nokia 2600 6 month 6 months 18 Ashok Deshmukh 9850859141 Idea - Nokia 12 month 3 - 4 months 19 Sachin Shendurkar 9850415431 Idea - Nokia 3200 12 month 5 - 6 months 20 Amol Deshmane 9921963707 Idea - Nokia 1110 12 month 5 - 6 months 21 Dinesh More 9923602444 Vodafone - Nokia 6233 6 month 10 months 22 Sanjay Adhau 9822785488 Idea - Nokia 2600 6 month 6 months 23 Vinod Sonawane 9423238629 BSNL - Nokia 1100 12 month 6 months 24 Abaji Wagh 9861790079 Idea - Nokia 1600 6 month 6 months 25 Ramchandra Deohade 9011930936 Idea - Nokia 1210 6 month 6 months 26 Mohammad Ayaz 9422703153 BSNL - Moto RAZR V3 3 month 3 months 27 Arun Padole 9422829271 BSNL - Nokia 1100 3 month 3 months 28 Vikas Ghumde 9326047788 Reliance - LG 6600 3 month 6 - 7 months 29 Suryabhan Gundale 9923691133 Vodafone - Chinese phone 3 month 2 - 3 months 30 Mangesh Pawar 9850354045 Idea - Nokia N70 12 month 2 - 3 months 31 Vithal Ingle 9921688157 Idea - Nokia 3 month 5 months 32 Sudarshan Mahanur 9423664301 BSNL - Nokia 1130 3 month 6 months 33 Chandrakant Bodole 9921039851 Idea - Nokia 3500 6 month 12 months 34 Rameshwar Sontakke 9823640024 Vodafone - Samsung 3 month 18 months 35 Ravikaran Varpe 9850683088 Idea - Nokia 7210 6 month 5 - 6 months 36 Madhukar Desai 9860306168 Airtel - Nokia 1200 3 month 2 months 37 Anup Kashyap 9423069259 BSNL - Philips 6 month 1 month 38 Harinath Gavane 980612913 Airtel - Nokia 6306 6 month 2 months 39 Sharif Deshmukh 970989187 Airtel - Samsung E250 6 month 12 months 40 Ramesh Raut 9423426582 BSNL - Nokia 1310 12 month 2-3 months 41 Chandrakant Digraskar 9422709056 BSNL - Nokia 6610 3 month 3 months 42 Rajendra Tate 9890233868 BSNL - Nokia 1600 12 month 2 months 43 Prasad Badave 9226256489 Tata Indicom - Samsung 3 month 4-5 months 44 Manik Choughule 9960542405 Airtel - Chinese 3 month 3 months 45 Vinod Pachbhai 9860132064 Airtel - Voda 6 month 10-12 months 46 Sanjay Jagdale 850118563 Idea - Chinese 6 month 4 months 47 Rameshwar Bhise 9923442565 Vodafone - Nokia 3110 6 month 12-18 months 48 Baburao Talekar 9922345169 Idea - Nokia 6 month 3 months 49 Arun Borgude 9822967542 Idea - Samsung 6 month 5 months 50 Dilip Apale 9881411166 Idea - Nokia 1100 3 month 12-15 months 51 Ashok Thakre 9764806099 Vodafone - Nokia 2600 1 month 6 months 52 Sanjay Deshmukh 9325508439 Reliance - Nokia 3 month 3 months 53 Nitesh Chaudhary 9923475199 Vodafone Nokia 3230 3 month 2 months 54 Santosh Hendre 9421947081 BSNL - Nokia 6300 3 month 1 - 1.5 months 55 Jayant Solanki 9423130468 BSNL - Nokia 1600 6 month 2 months 56 Vishwas Sude 9764301827 Vodafone - 3600 3 month 24 months 57 Prashant Badgire 9422744189 BSNL - Nokia 7610 6 month 18 months 58 Anil Kolte 9833361345 Vodafone - Nokia N72 1 month 1 month 59 Vijay Wankhede 9850329928 Idea - Samsung 12 month 6 months 60 Swapnil Mahajan 9423230574 BSNL - Nokia 5130 6 month 24 months 61 Nilkanth Pashavle 9767769498 Idea - Chinese 3 month 2 months 62 Rahul Bhujbal 9421212177 BSNL 12 month 63 Gajanan Kamanath 9421454330 BSNL - Nokia 1650 12 month 24 months 64 Mayur Patil 9860469344 Airtel - Nokia 1011 6 month 3-4 months 65 Vithal Lanke 9928330831 Idea - Onida 6 month 3 months 66 Vinod Deshmukh 9881731674 Idea - Samsung 12 month 3 months 67 Vijaykumar Chauhan 99423037761 BSNL - Nokia 5310 12 month 15 months 68 Jitendra Tadele 99890561354 Airtel - Chinese 12 month 24 months 69 Gajand Kurwade 9623243188 Idea - Nokia 1650 12 month 6 months 70 Arif Shaikh 9325163813 Reliance 12 month 6 months 71 Bapurao Pawar 9403531547 BSNL - Nokia 6 month 4-5 months 72 B D Jadhav 9421528969 BSNL - 6 month 24 months 73 Aadhar Patil 9960284501 Airtel - Nokia 1100 6 month 12 month 74 Prabhakar Vahekar 9011529407 Idea - Nokia 6 month 3-4 months 75 Shishir Raut 9890237105 Airtel - Nokia 1600 6 month 6 months 76 Pramod Savant 9850050733 Idea - Nokia 3 month 6 months 77 Narayan Rameshware 9970118388 Airtel - Nokia N70 12 month 3-4 months 78 Ganesh Chaudhari 9421310829 BSNL - Nokia 5300 6 month 8-9 months 79 Mahadev Mhatre 9822454131 Idea - Nokia 3110 3 month 2 months 80 Mahesh Devghare 9970545594 Airtel - Nokia N72 12 month 4-5 months 81 Shrikant Ghenge 9823439601 Vodafone - Nokia 2626 3 month 1 months 82 Sunil Desai 9420214111 BSNL - Samsung D780 3 month 1 months 83 Rajendra Mane 9421120378 BSNL - Nokia 6100 12 month 3-4 months 84 Suresh Gote 9970709716 Airtel - Nokia 12 month 4-5 months 85 Mahesh Mergewad 9881911002 Idea - Nokia 6710 12 month 2-3 months 86 Rajendra Chaudhary 9881686859 Idea - Usha 277 6 month 18 month 87 Rakesh Patil 9923014714 Vodafone - Samsung SG780 6 month 6 months 88 Shyamrao Sonawane 9850533939 Idea - Nokia 7210 6 month 18 month 89 Baban Ghongre 9970034448 Airtel - Nokia 3 month 12 months 90 Hemdev Malodhe 9881553565 Idea 3 month 2 months 91 Gorakhnath Morbale 9421938635 BSNL - Nokia 1600 3 month 8-9 months 92 Sanjay Ambekar 9604652522 Idea - Nokia 6233 6 month 2 months 93 Dhannalal Taori 9423657946 BSNL - Nokia 1600 12 month 18 months 94 Ganesh Bhosale 9421177309 BSNL - Nokia 6300 12 month 7-8 months 95 Rahul Jadhav 9890841920 Airtel - Motorola E8 6 month 3 month 96 Bharat Kamble 9421054616 Idea - Nokia 12 month 2 months 97 Vasant Labhade 9921337472 Idea - Nokia 12 month 10 months 98 Shivkumar Bhutda 9764230699 Vodafone - Nokia 6310 12 month 6 months 99 Raju Gujjarwar 9860728864 Airtel - Nokia 3110 6 month 18 months 100 Dhanaji Bhosale 9767627032 Idea - Samsung 12 month 6 months 101 Ganesh Sankalp 9881957987 Idea - LG 6 month 2 months 102 Kishore Bobade 9403610601 BSNL - LG 3 month 2 months 103 Farukh Shaikh 9422296584 BSNL - Nokia 6233 3 month 2 months 104 Sanjay Ugle 9923282780 Vodafone - Nokia 3110 6 month 1 month 105 Ganesh Potbhare 9403207305 BSNL - Nokia 3 month 2 months 106 Appa Bhosale 9403133066 BSNL - Nokia 3 month 3 month 107 Nitin Dangat 9822833623 Idea - Nokia 6 month 18 months 108 Shrikant Navale 9766400106 Airtel - Nokia 3 months 1 months 109 Vijay Patil 9970185699 Airtel - Nokia 6 month 7-8 months 110 Kiran Dhokare 9923313488 Vofaone - Nokia 3220 6 month 18 months 111 Janardhan Waghmare 9960487383 Airtel - Nokia 1110 6 month 6 months 112 Bhagirath Makde 9421776400 BSNL - Nokia 3910 6 month 4 months 113 Ramesh Gawli 9422796315 BSNL - Nokia 3315 12 month 9 months 114 Vilasrao Mahurkar 9423436364 BSNL - Nokia 6600 3 months 2 months 115 Kapadlis Prakash 9881787376 Idea - Nokia 2310 12 month 18 months 116 Dilip Patel 9822544471 Idea - Nokia 2610 12 month 14 months 117 Sanjay Jadhav 9423436267 BSNL - Nokia N81 12 month 6 months 118 Shrihari Yawale 9421280035 BSNL - Nokia 2310 3 months 2 months 119 Pandurang Ingle 9011739903 Idea - Nokia 3 months 2 months 120 Prabhakar Hedau 9423600682 BSNL - Nokia 1600 3 months 3 months 121 Milind Shinde 9890216918 Airtel - Nokia 1200 3 months 3 months 122 Ratan Lawange 9730682933 Airtel - Nokia 3110 3 months 2 months 123 Nagorao Pawar 9822749886 Idea - Nokia 6020 3 months 2 months 124 Bhanudas Sawarate 9922269174 Idea - Nokia 6 month 6 months 125 Ravindra Gahire 9850458921 Idea - Chinese 3 months 2 months 126 Ajit Korde 9975970727 Airtel - Nokia 1600 3 months 2 months 127 Kishore Nahane 9881383323 Idea - Nokia 1108 12 month 16-18 months 128 Dingabar Chaudhary 9423525999 BSNL - Nokia 1661 3 month 2 months 129 Shantaram More 9423547517 BSNL - Nokia 12 month 1 month 130 Nathu Wasnik 9765858208 Vodafone - Nokia 1117 12 month 3-4 month 131 Shabbir Beg 9403201552 BSNL - Nokia 1650 6 month 4 months 132 Deepak Wawre 9881838511 Idea - Nokia 6233 6 month 18 months 133 Dinkar Satpute 9850556886 Idea - Nokia 6 month 4 months 134 Tukaram Raut 9421422886 BSNL - Nokia 1600 6 month 1 month 135 Ajay Parkantwar 9921620072 Idea - Nokia 2310 3 month 4 months 136 Deepak Gade 9850537270 Idea - Nokia 3600 3 month 1 month 137 Nandu Kamble 9326698210 Reliance - Classic 3 month 4-5 months 138 Mangesh Dashrathi 9623739985 Idea - Nokia 7210 3 month 1 month 139 Gajanand Lakde 9665211046 Airtel - Nokia 3 month 2 months 140 Suresh Bhagat 9764902242 Vodafone - Motorola 3 month 15 months 141 Dilip Chalakh 9423620306 BSNL - Nokia 1110 12 month 6-7 months 142 Datta Phadtarey 9423841800 12 month 143 Bhagwanrao Mithe 9763063322 Idea - Nokia 1200 6 month 12 months 144 Deepak Chauhan 9921768351 Idea - Nokia 1670 3 month 1 month 145 Sripati Mule 9433073736 BSNL - Nokia 12 month 12 months 146 Pradeep Sawle 9921054152 Idea - Nokia 7210 12 month 3-4 month 147 Sitaram Ingle 9860715247 Idea - Nokia 7210 6 month 12 months 148 Sahebrao Shinde 9850901588 Idea - Nokia 6300 6 month 5 months 149 Vijay Lahane 9987334974 Vodafone - Nokia 6 month 5 months 150 Sarvesh Nagla 9970948833 Airtel - Nokia 7610 3 month 2 months 151 Maroti Deshmukh 9420627398 BSNL - Nokia 3110 12 month 12 months 152 Yogesh Gomashe 9422681831 BSNL - Nokia 1110 3 month 1 month 153 Prasanna Deshpande 9921145373 Idea - Motorola MotoRazar 12 month 18 months 154 Sadashiv Thorat 9970607500 Airtel - Nokia 12 month 4 months 155 Dyaneshwar Bhutekar 9421424990 BSNL - Nokia 1600 6 month 6 month 156 Walmik Kandalkar 9921423531 Idea - Nokia 2626 6 month 12 months 157 Dinesh Agrawal 9421737331 BSNL - LG 6 month 18 months 158 Ramesh Lagde 9226215700 Tata Indicom Nokia 2280 6 month 12 months 159 Prakash Rokade 9960132305 Airtel - Nokia 5130 3 month 6 month 160 Santosh Mamidwar 9420039707 BSNL - Nokia 3500 6 month 1 month 161 Amol Kadu 9764900818 Vodafone - Chinese 3 month 1 month 162 D S Karpe 9764083261 Vodafone - Nokia 3110 3 month 1 month 163 Netaji Patil 9923944710 Vodafone - Nokia 5100 12 month 18 months 164 Vikram Patil 9881620790 Idea - LG 6 month 1 month 165 Nikar Thakre 9420566551 BSNL - Nokia 6300 12 month 18 months 166 Majit Khan 9730264974 Airtel - Nokia 6 month 6 month 167 Masote 9922166639 Idea - Nokia 6 month 6 month 168 Rajendra Janjalkar Airtel - Nokia 3110 3 month 1 month 169 Vithal Vidate 9765779684 Vodafone - Nokia 6 month 2 months 170 Kishore Divase 9860057190 Airtel - Samsung 12 month 15 months Satisfied Type of problems (Yes/No/Somewhat) Yes No problems so far Somewhat Incomplete Messages - Gave Call Centre Number Yes Incomplete News Messages sometimes Yes No problems so far Yes No problems so far Yes No problems so far Somewhat No problems so far Yes No problems so far Yes No problems so far Yes Incomplete messages on some rare occasions. Yes No problems so far Yes No problems so far Yes Poor accuracy for weather Yes No problems so far Yes Grape rates for Market rates for Nagpur and Mumbai inaccurate Yes Weather information is not accurate No All Messages arriving incomplete. Did not complain to call centre. Yes None Yes None Yes None No Incomplete Messages and Wrong Crop. Calling up Call Centre did not help despite several attempts Yes Need crop change, no idea of how to do it. Directed him to RML Call centre Yes None Yes None Yes There was a problem initially with incomplete messages, that was later resolved by call centre. Somewhat Late arrival of market prices. They need to be sent sooner. Yes Message arrives late Somewhat Accuracy of Market rates for Nagpur and Hinghanghat needs improvement Yes None Yes No problems. Wants Crop Advisory for two crops. Asked to take another subscription and directed to call centre for more information Yes None Yes None Yes Banana Market prices for some markets arrive at 7 - 8 pm Yes None Yes None Somewhat Weather information not accurate. Rainfall forecasts are a problem Somewhat Weather inaccurate Incomplete Messages Less information on Paddy. Call centre not easily accessible Yes Market Rate SMS arrives late Somewhat Market Rate SMS arrives late Some messages incomplete News message irregular Weather message inaccurate Yes None Yes Weather not accurate Yes None Yes None Yes None, but not going to renew. Started service from a friend who was at RML Yes Language Problem was not rectified for several months but was finally rectified only when time for renewal came up. Yes Weather inaccurate. Yes None, but not going to renew after subscription expires in the next few days. Will renew only in August or September. Yes None right now. Incomplete message problem was solved by call centre. Yes Market Price SMSes are somewhat irregular No Says decided not to renew because of bad experience with renewal the last two times. According to him, the sales staff took money from him and didn't renew his subscription for more than a month. It was only after talking to the salesperson's supervisor did he get the service activated. Yes None Yes None Yes Had the problem of irregular messages a month ago. However, this has now been solved and messages arrive regularly. But says will not renew when subscription ends. Will only renew just before harvesting season since Market data is the only useful thing to him. Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Somewhat Banana Market Prices arrive very late. Weather is inaccurate. Banana prices from Delhi are inaccurate Yes None Yes Market Price SMS is irregular Yes Incomplete News SMS. Yes Incomplete Weather and News SMS. Banana Price SMS used to arrive late, now arrive sooner but need to be improved further. Yes Message in Marathi not supported by phone, so cannot get legible message since changing handset a month or so ago. Did not know call centre number. Yes None Yes None Yes Weather not accurate. Yes None Yes Not getting Crop Advisory. Told to recheck inbox. Given call centre number since he was not aware of it. Yes None Yes (Says extremely happy with it) None Yes Weather not accurate. Yes None Yes Criop Advisory and news sms not regular Yes None Yes Market Price SMS is irregular Somewhat Incomplete Messaes of Crop Advisory and News. Mosambi rates are inaccurate Yes None Somewhat Weather data is not accurate. Rain forecasts do not match reality Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes Incomplete messages arrive on occasion. Yes Request for changing crop is implemented quite late. Call centre service is somewhat slow. Yes Not getting Crop Advisory SMS and News SMS. Did not realise we were providing those. Informed him about the information they contain and advised him to talk to Call Centre immediately to register complaint. Yes None. Wanted to change crop but did not have call centre number. Yes None. Has no use for the service since he lives in Nagpur and his farm is in Chandrapur district, plans to discontinue when subscription expires. He started service since his nephew worked at RML in sales. However, his brother living in Chandrapur looks after the farm and also has the service. Yes Wanted to change crop to Cotton, gave call centre number to subscriber Yes None Yes None Yes Prices by RML are sourced in the morning and are higher than the rates for the rest of the day. This is causing difference between rates subscriber gets and the rates RML sends, according to the subscriber. Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes Not hetting SMS for the last 3-4 days. Has registeed complaint with RML Call Centre. Yes Getting incomplete messages, Weather SMS is inaccurate sometimes. Yes Has some problems with SMS because of changing handsets. Referred to Call Centre. Gave number since subscriber did not have it. Says was not given promised torch despite getting a years subscription and the service also started a month late. Yes No problems, need to change crop to Tomato. Referred to Call Centre. Did not have number. Gave number. Yes Incomplete messages arrive on occasion. Somewhat Weather inaccurate. Market Price inaccurate. Incomplete SMSes Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes None Somewhat Says he gets a single sms several times over. Also, not enough details given when we send news. Yes Incomplete Messages. Did not know about RML Call Centre. Gave him number. Yes None Yes None Yes Does not want subscription for Rose and Gerbera but getting those prices. Talking to RML Call Centre has not helped so far. Yes Wants service in Marathi but gets in english. Gave him call centre number. Also getting service for crops other than the ones he wants now. Yes None Yes None Somewhat None Yes None Yes None Yes Incomplete messages arrive on occasion No Allowed service to lapse because subscriber was not getting Mosambi prices and did not know who to call. Gave him call centre number and am forwarding his number to Sales team to get service renewed. Yes None Yes Weather is slightly inaccurate. Market rates are also slightly inaccurate. Explained to him that rates are of grade 1 produce. Yes None Yes Weather SMS is inaccurate on several occasions. Rainfall amount is inaccurate. Wants prices of relevant markets in his area. He is not getting those. Yes None Yes Incomplete messages arrive on some occasions Yes Weather SMS is inacurrate sometimes. Recharging of service took 3-4 days. Yes Incomplete messages arrive on some occasions. Weather inaccurate on several occasions Yes None Yes Incomplete messages. Green Chilly rates arrive in the evening for Mumbai. Referred to call centre for incomplete messages and for change of crop that subscriber wants No Owns a fertilizer shop. Says he has no use for service and it was foisted on him by some salesperson. Yes None Yes Service started a month late when first subscribed. No problem so far after that. Yes None Yes None. Wanted crop change to cotton, gave call centre number. Yes None Yes Some messages arrive incomplete on occasion. No Did not want service. However it was started on the person's phone. Several complaints have been made, he says but to no avail. Yes None Somewhat Messages are irregular, sometimes incomplete Yes Subscriber says he is not receiving weather SMS from the last two or three days. Yes Says messages sometimes arrive incomplete, but get rectified later. Yes, very Incomplete SMSes arrive sometimes Yes Incomplete SMSes arrive sometimes Somewhat Weather is not accurate. Says rainfall, temperature and precipitation is inaccurate. Crop Advisory is somewhat outdated. Yes None Yes Messages often turn up with some text missing Yes Subscriber says he was stuck with RML Direct card for 10-12 days but did not know how to activate it and nor did the person he bought it from. Finally he asked around in his village and contacted Call Centre. Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes Weather inaccurate on some occasions Yes None Yes Weather inaccurate on some occasions Yes None Yes None Yes None. Was expecting rates for crops other than the one he has selected. Explained the way RML's service works to him. Yes None Somewhat Tomato rates inaccurate for Kolhapur and Sangli, he says. Yes Banana Rates for Burhanpur are somewhat innacurate, subscriber says. Yes Some messages repeat several times Yes None Yes None Yes None Yes Wants to change crop but does not know how do to this. Gave him call centre number. Yes None Benefits from RML Says no directly attributable monetary benefit. Insists service is good and informative. No direct monetary benefit so far. But good source of useful information Monetary benefit of 80,000 - 1 lakh in case of selling Tur. Sold Soybean at approx Rs. 2,700 per quintal and reaped approx 20,000 benefit due to advice of RML Says getting to understand various market information because of RML's service Not heeded RML suggestions, sold 125 bags of Soy at 1,900 per bag, now still has 250 bags remaining to sell. Says he sold Soybean when prices rose to 2,500 per quintal instead of earlier at 2,200 per quintal and made good profit by selling 75 quintals based on RML's data Is Onion farmer, says is useful to get rates from various markets to keep abreast of what is happening. Has no specific incident to narrate. No benefit Is Papaya farmer. Says RML's crop advisory helped him improve quality of his produce. No direct benefit so far, but knowledge of rates is useful to get good deal. No monetary benefit so far Based on RML Prices, sold Maize at market instead of in the village itself - reaped profit of 3,000 rupees Regularly benefits because of knowledge of market prices. Weather and Crop Advisory has been very useful in particular Profited by 1.5 to 2 lakh due to RML's Market Prices so far None Weather and Market Prices are very useful Weather and Market Prices proved beneficial several times Benefited a few times selling Soybean due to RML Prices None - Service not working. Want to discontinue. Benefited from weather forecast of RML when harvested onion just in time before rain due to RML's message Market rates prove very useful to keep track of prices None so far Market Prices are useful Keeping updates with RML Market prices save time required to call up different markets None so far Regular small scale benefits due to RML's market prices None so far None so far Sold 30 bags of Soybean at 2750 per quintal due to RML's prices - No one else was able to do the same in the village. None RML Market Prices of terminal markets give good indication of what prices are going to be in local markets in near future. This has helped profit several times. Minor profits several times. Small benefits on several occasions None Good information on cotton, news have proven useful. Customer since only a short time so far, so no monetary gains so far Minor benefits are accrued now and then. No details provided Says made loss in cotton due to fluctuating prices sent by RML but still says he is satisfied with the service. Subscribed out of season, hence no benefit so far. Subscribed out of season, hence no benefit so far. But going to renew Benefited by about 15,000 in both Soybean and Maize due to RML. Market Price SMS enabled selling at better prices, profit of atleast a thousand rupees recently in Brinjal. News of government schemes helped me contact officials to get subsidy for fruit orchard. Currently in process of getting approval. On basis of RML's news, contacted officials for seed production recently. None None Market information is useful Benefited from Market Price SMS in Tomato, Tur and Soybean by atleast 7-8,000 rupees. Benefited due to Crop Advisory for Grapes and due to rates from different markets regularly. Market Price SMS helps by letting us know when to take Onion to market for selling. Market Price SMS has been useful, he says. RMLs service helped me sell Soybean at a profit higher by around 400 rupees per qiuintal Weather SMS is very useful to decide when flower planting should be done Market data was very beneficial because it helped him hold on to Soybean stocks, causing a benefit of Rs. 200-300 per bag, totalling around Rs. 50,000 as higher profit. Market price SMS is useful for monitoring. Not sold Soybean yet so no benefit so far. Based on RML's recommendations, held on to 80 quintals of Soybean and gained 100 rupees per quintal more. Market Price SMS is very useful to keep track of market rates and plan accordingly. No direct benefit. Weather SMS is also useful. Weather and Market SMSes are useful but have not provided direct benefit so far. None Due to RML's advice, benefited by Rs. 200-300 per quintal for 20- 25 quintals by holding out for better prices. Weather information is useful and getting market prices saves time. No monetary benefit so far. Weather SMS and Market Price SMS are very useful. Market Price SMS has resulted in benefits on some occasions Market Price SMS has helped sell at higher prices. Approx benefit of around 20,000 rupees so far. Market Price and Weather SMS are useful Market price SMS is useful. Is a field officer in the state government owned seed company Mahabeej. Uses RML provided information to keep farmers up to date. Market Price SMS gives me better ability to negotiate with traders. Has helped earn me 20-25,000 more. Market Prices SMS is particularly useful. Market Prices have been useful. No specific incident. Weather has proven particularly useful for his Orange Orchard to plan water management and proper conditions Weather SMS was useful to plan sowing this year. Market Price SMS resulted in benefit of 10-15,000 in the last few months. Is Irrigation Department official looking after water management. Recommends service to farmers in the region and uses RML's service to keep them updated with news and market data. Has asked to send sales representative so that he can refer him to farmers to take service. I will send his name and number to Shabbir Mullah from sales. Market Price SMS helps get better rates. So is useful Is a trader, benefits by knowing prices from various mandis apart from utilising weather SMS for planning. Have told him about our trader packages. Asking them to get in touch with subscriber Incurred loss of 60,000 due to RML's news about increase in Soybean prices in April. Has fertilizer shop, finds RML Market Price SMS, News and Weather SMSes very useful for his own produce and to inform other farmers. None so far Weather and Crop Advisory messages are somewhat useful SMSes are very useful to get better informed. However, there has been no direct benefit so far. Weather SMS has helped plan for sowing Weather SMS and Market SMS are very useful Weather and Crop Advisory messages are useful Has agri input shop alongwith own farm, says Weather SMS was useful for sowing and crop advisory sms was also useful for proper methods to be used. Uses RML service to keep his customers better informed. Sold much of the produce (soy) before getting RML service. But after getting service, sold remaining material at profit. However, says that he lost money in selling gram since RML's SMSes had stopped coming due to some reason. Complained to call centre and everything is working fine now. Benefited by around Rs. 500 per quintal for selling 70 quintals of Soybean based on RML's news that Soybean prices are likely to go down looking at current prices. Using Crop Advisory information to sow cotton with trap crops to protect against pests Market Price SMS is useful and so is Crop Advisory. Says weather and Market Price SMS are beneficial. Managed to profit by approx 15,000 in onion because of RML's Market Price SMS. Plans to renew service Benefited in Onion due to Market Price SMS. Has also been useful for his Pomegranate Orchard Market Price SMS helped decide which place to sell Tur, benefited subscriber by approx 15,000. Crop Advisory is proving useful for sowing. Market SMS was useful for planning to sell when rates were good in markets. First time subscriber. Weather SMS has proved very useful to plan sowing. Crop advisory SMS is useful also. Market Price SMS helped stay alert about market prices and helped sell produce at good price. Weather SMS has proven useful for sowing this year. Getting market prices is useful. No specific benefit so far Market rates for Mosambi are useful. Also, Sericulture advisory and information is useful for my sericulture activity Weather SMS is very useful for my vineyard. Crop Advisory has also proven beneficial. Market Price SMS was beneficial because it has helped him earn 150 rupees extra for 150 quintals of Soybean around December. Other SMSes are not so useful, he says. Weather SMS and Market Price SMS is useful but no direct benefit so far. Weather and Market Price SMSes are very useful. Weather, Crop Advisory and News SMS have been very useful so far. Weather and Market Prices SMS have been useful to sell produce in market and to do sowing this year. No Specific benefit yet. However, Weather and News SMS have been useful. Weather and Price SMS has been useful so far. Is a commission agent at APMC Tumsar. Uses service to inform farmers of rates and trends. Says Market Price SMS is very useful to him and other subscribers because it helps him plan where to sell produce for best returns. Weather SMS is also useful but no rain in his area so far so no direct benefit yet. Weather SMS useful for grapes. Market prices are informative None so far, since he is a fairly new subscriber so apart from weather says that he has not managed to reap any other benefit so far. Has a spice processing business (Gajanand Masale), benefits from RML Market Price SMS since it helps him get rates to various markets for Turmeric Has grape vineyard. Finds weather SMS very usefl since it allows him to plan activity in orchard. Referred another person who wants to activate service. Forwarded to sales people in Western Maharashtra Weather information is critical for Sericulture and so is useful. Market rates from Bangalore are also useful. Works at a district central co operative bank in Bhandara apart from having his own farm. His brother is also a retailer of RML. Says farmers are resistant to activating service because it may not have been marketed properly and so they do not see benefit in spending money. Weather SMS was beneficial, says subscriber. Crop Advisory SMS has also proven useful since it is helping him save on insecticide costs. Has orange orchard. Is waiting for RML's Orange Prices to beigin again in season to check rates before selling. Subscribes to Tomato and Onion crops. Crop Advisory has proven very useful for his Tomato crop since he is getting better quality yeild now after heeding CA advice. Weather SMS has also proven useful. Market SMS helps him plan when to take produce to market, he says. Weather and News SMS have proven very informative. Since he is getting prices for Rose and Gerbera instead of the variety of flowers that he wants, they are not of use. Market and Weather SMSes have been useful. Market SMS has helped make minor profits now and then, he says. He has his own farm and is also a commission agent. Says Weather and Crop Advisory has been very useful since it has allowed him to save on pesticides on Cotton recently. Also says that Onion Market Price SMS has helped him sell at better prices. Has service activated on two different phones now for different crops. Says service has proven extremely useful to him so far. He followed weather sms to decide when to do sowing and says that not doing so would have proved disastrous for him. Is a farmer and commission agent. Says service is informative and he does not have to telephone people for getting rates from different markets anymore. His subscription is ending tomorrow but plans to renew just before harvesting season. Weather SMS is useful. On occasions, news is also useful. Market Price SMS is not very useful since pomegranate has to be quickly disposed of no matter what market prices are. Subscriber owns a pomegranate orchard Weather and Crop Advisory are useful. However, market price SMS is not so useful for now since there is nothing to sell. Works at a Krishi Seva Kendra. Says he finds the service useful personally because he has his own farm, and the service is a good way for him to inform other farmers about latest disease outbreaks, market prices, weather, etc. Wants to know how to start service for other farmers. Asking sales team to get in touch with him. Weather and Market Price SMS has been useful. Got better rates for Soybean with help from RML's service Very informative. Weather SMS was useful recently. Weather information and market price SMS are useful. Crop Advisory SMS is also useful but has never been implemented by subscriber in farm. News SMS helped gain information about subsidies, etc. Market Price SMS has been very useful to get better rates for soybean and to avoid selling to trader in village. Weather SMS is also very useful because it has helped subscriber plan for sowing and harvesting so far. Since subscriber has been with RML for only two months, market price sms has been of no benefit. However, Crop Advisory SMS has been useful to know what fertilizer and sprays are to be made on Greengram and Cotton. Prices of fertilizer sent by news SMS were very informative, he says. However, he has been unable to get fertilizer for that price since all shopkeepers are overcharging. None so far since Onion is yet to be harvested. Weather SMS was helpful in planning sowing of Soybean. Market SMS is not so useful so far since subscriber had sold produce before subscribing to the service. Crop Advisory was useful for them to select a variety of Red Chilly that can be sown thrice a year. Started service after selling of produce in market. So no benefit on that front. However, Weather and Crop Advisory SMS has proved very useful. Subscriber has avoided spraying pesticide unnecessarily on Cotton because of CA SMS recommendiation. News SMS of price of fertilizer was useful to force shopkeeper to sell at the correct price. Market Price SMS has been useful to decide in which market to sell Papaya produce. Also, Crop Advisory SMS recommendation of medicines to be used for spraying has given good results. Weather is useful for planning sometimes. None Weather and Crop Advisory SMSes are very useful Market Price SMS is beneficial for selling Brinjal. Subscriber uses Market Price SMS to decide which market to sell in and when. Crop Advisory has also been useful to decide which pesticide to spray and at what time. Market Price SMS was useful during season to get better prices. Weather SMS helps subscriber plan what work needs to be done in the field that day, depending on conditions in forecast. Crop Advisory has also been useful because of all the recommendations provided. Although there is little to sell in the market, Price SMS is useful in helping decide which market to sell, subscriber says. Subscriber sometimes sells in Akola market instead of Murtijapur based on prices received through the Price SMS When traders come to buy onion in village, RML's Market Price SMS helps subscriber bargain for better prices, he says. Subscriber has also been implementing advisory sent out and using Weather SMS to plan activity in field over the next two three days. No direct benefit so far. However, service is informative and helps stay in touch with what is happening, says subscriber. The service is very good, Weather and Crop Advisory SMS has been very useful to subscriber. News SMS was helpful in providing rates of fertilizer to subscriber preventing him from being cheated by shopkeeper. Subscriber sells Mosambi and Cotton based on the Price SMS he gets from RML. While weather is not as useful, he uses it to plan activity for the next 3-4 days in orchard. Subscriber uses Crop Advisory recommendations often. Crop Advisory has helped save subscriber expense of pesticide to be sprayed on cotton, he says. As per CA SMS's recommendations, he has avoided spraying of pesticide on cotton. Results are good so far, he says. Weather SMS has been useful. Price SMS not so useful since subscriber says he has a small farm and has not been able to benefit from it. Subscriber has not paid attention to Crop Advisory and News SMS so far No benefit so far. Sold produce before he got the service. Subscriber is extremely happy with service. Owns a 50 acre farm in Solapur district. Thanks to Crop Advisory, Weather and Price SMSes, he says he has benefited by approx 3-4 lakh rupees. Promises to never discontinue RML's service in his lifetime! Owns a grape orchard. Is happy with service and says that Weather and Market Price SMSes have proven very beneficial. Crop Advisory has been very informative and has helped him plan activity in his orchard, he says. Stays in Mumbai and owns grape and mango orchard in Latur. Keeps track of what needs to be done in orchard with the help of RML's SMS. Owns a turmeric powder unit. Market SMS helps him procure turmeric from wherever he can get good rates. Is not a farmer, so the rest of the service is not useful. Subscriber is an advocate in Satara District. Her father started this service on her phone. She regularly reads messages and tells her father about them. According to her, they find weather and crop advisory very useful for their soybean and groundnut crops. Is a recent subscriber. Says he is using weather information to plan activity in his field. Says Crop Advisory SMS is very informative and though he has not been able to implement the advice because of scanty rainfall so far, he plans to do so when it rains over the next few days. Is following weather forecast of RML predicting that it will rain tomorrow and working in field to prepare. Subscriber stays in another taluka from his farm in Hingoli District. RML's service allows him to issue instructions about what activity ought to be undertaken in the field. Market Price SMS helped him sell Soybean at the highest rates seen in the market. He had held on to stocks on the basis of RML's news that Soybean prices were to rise. Subscriber is a farm activist. He is also a sub-dealer of RML in Parbhani District and runs a charitable trust that works for farmers in the region. He is very satisfied with the service and says it is very useful for farmers. Subscriber has his own farm also and says that weather is mostly accurate. Crop Advisory and Market Prices are also very informative, accurate and useful for farmers. Is an advocate of Organic Farming Market Price SMS enabled subscriber to earn 12-15000 more because he took his produce to markets where he got better rates. Crop Advisory and Weather information is also very useful. Overall, service is quite good he says. However, subscrber;s service has expired a few days ago and he says he plans to renew only during harvesting season. Subscriber owns a Krishi Seva Kendra. Is also a farmer. Says that RML's service is very useful for him personally and to inform his customers. Subscriber is an Onion farmer and so does not find market rates particularly useful since he lives very close to the largest onion market in the country. However, the price sms is informative and helps him keep track of what is going on. Says Crop Advisory is very helpful to help reduce pest infestations, disease, etc. Is a trader dealing in grains. Uses RML's service to keep himself informed about market rates around his area and purchases accordingly. Subscriber is an Onion farmer. Finds Market Price SMS very useful. Has benefited by atleast 25,000 rupees due to the information he gets from Market Price SMS and News SMS. Crop Advisory is useful and he plans accordingly. Weather and Crop Advisory is what subscriber pays attention to. Weather is very useful for subscriber to prepare for spraying and other activities in his field and orchards. Crop Advisory helps him decide what kind of sprays and activity should be done in farm. Says Market Price SMS is not as useful to him. Subscriber is Soybean and Orange farmer. Finds Crop Advisory very useful. Has acted according to recommendations for pest problem on Soybean crop and says results are very satisfactory. Says market price SMS is very informative and though he has not benefited so far since he is a recent subscriber, he says that it is proving to be very useful to keep track of prices in different markets. Crop Advisory has been very useful for Soybean and Cotton crops, says subscriber. Subscriber says he is very happy with service. He has been tracking RML's Market Price SMS and has prepared to sell his Onion in market in a day or two. RML's News gave him good information about subsidies which he has also taken advantage of. Wants to move into starting a fruit orchard and is planning on getting an additional subscription for getting information about Pomegranate. Gave him call centre number Finds weather and Market Price SMSes useful. No monetary benefit so far Market Price SMS has been very useful to subscriber. He says that in the 1 month that he has had RML's service, he has used the Delhi and Barhanpur market information to benefit atleast twice for a total of approx 6,000 rupees extra profit. Is happy with service. Subscriber owns a fertilizer and pesticide shop. Uses service to advise customers. Market Price SMS has been helpful to get better profits over the last year and half that subscriber has used the service. Subscriber owns a Banana orchard apart from sowing Soybean and other crops. Finds Market Price SMS very useful since it gives him the ability to negotiate better rates with traders. Market Price SMS is very useful. Crop Advisory SMS has helped gain knowledge about what pesticides to be sprayed in field, says subscriber Subscriber is Orange and Cotton grower. Finds weather and Crop Advisory information very useful to plan activity in orchard and fields. Since he has had the service for only a month, no monetary benefit so far. Subscriber benefited from Market Price SMS in selling Gram. Is still holding on to Soybean and waiting for better prices. Used Crop Advisory recommendation to undertake spraying in field for Soybean Another subscriber who has a fertilzer and pesticide shop besides being a farmer. Uses RML's information to advise farmers about market rates, news and crop advisory information. Has not personally implemented any criop advisory recommendations. Suggestions None. But says will subscribe for 3 month package henceforth to be able to change crop. Clarified the issue by informing him that he can change crops Suggests stopping of advertising of input companies like Deepak Fertilizers to prevent subscribers from being misled. Advance time of weather message bto 6 am. Increase agriculture related news. Wants more frequent weather information Wants more news information Give more markets, especially from Madhya Pradesh No suggestions. Says RML should look for more ways to expand service Says will think about suggestions and will call the RML call centre Suggests to add more services - does not specify what. Says RML should think of that. Add more vegetables to offering, including Lemon, etc. Says can't think of any Says to add more weather forecast data and for longer durations. Also says to add long range forecast and advice on crop trends Says to provide more messages, improve weather accuracy Says can't think of any Increase vareities of grapes in Content Offering None, the service is good as it is None None Improve weather accuracy and provide more weather related information None Improve service before anything else. Start a service where farmer can call for rates of short duration crops which he has not subscribed to. None None None Cover markets that operate on Sundays Send messages sooner, preferably around 2 pm Improve accuracy of prices None None None Improve weather information and more Crop Advisory Add date to SMS and send prices sooner. Messages should arrive sooner None None Increase depth of offering in Paddy. Provide three crops per package or provide different crops on different days for third crop to add more value Improve call centre accessibility Increase news and information on various schemes Increase news Improve weather accuracy Change crop every week or give information for more crops None None for now Has some, but has taken Pune office address and will write in. None None None None None Send SMS to remind us to renew service when subscription is ending. None None None None None None None Send Market rates at around 12 noon. Increase news and information on government schemes. None None Send market prices sooner, at around 5.30 pm instead of later. Improve weather accuracy. None None Increase number of crops for one subscription to 3 or 4 and also increase number of markets per crop to 5. Send Price SMSes earlier Need Onion rates for Bangalore and Delhi. Please include in offering Improve and increase pest control and preventive measures. Also improve coverage of local markets and provide market related seed rates. Add Mogra and Zhendu flower rates for Mumbai to content offering. None for now None Improve pest control related information. Increase number of markets sent in SMS Increase cattle and domestic animal related information. Increase number of crops offered. Increase number of crops offered per subscription None Increase range of weather forecast up to a few days ahead None None Give rates for grade 2 and grade 3 of Mosambi as well since Grade 1 produce is a pretty small percentage of the overall production. None None Give more information about handling livestock and increase weather information accuracy Provide Crop Advisory for Teak. (I am taking this up to see if feasible) None None None, will talk to call centre in case something occurs to me News needs to be faster and more informative. Increase information about preventive measures against pest attacks, etc. Asks for more crops per subscription. Suggested to him to subscribe on one more phone for other crops. Increase number of crops per subscription None None None, the service is good as it is. None None None None Give colloquial names of pesticides instead of generic brands. Says to add more crops per subscription, Send weather SMS thrice a day None None None None None None, will call the RML Call Centre if something comes up Says his village has only two subscribers out of a population of 1600, so we should try and increase subscrubers there. Increase number of crops offered per subscription. The subscriber should have the abilty to chose as many crops as he wishes to. None so far None so far None so far, says service is fine as it is. Wants rates of local vegetable markets also since he also grows vegetables. Asks to increase the amount of detail we send in news. Asks to improve call centre service. Increase number of crops per subscription and increase Crop Advisory SMSes None so far Increase Crop Advisory for Grape None None None Says service is fine as it is. Wants more crops per subscription Increase frequency of weather. Increase crop advisory smses None so far, Service is useful as it is. None None Offer Nira market in Pune District for Jaggery. Increase accuracy in service. Increase news SMS about schemes, subsidies etc. available for farmers. Increase number of crops given for every subscription. None None Increase news content since newspapers do not come in the remote village that subscriber lives in. Improve weather accuracy. Improve weather accuracy. Devise and deliver a single complete and consistent package of practices and deliver to farmer through CA SMS so that he can use only that methodology to grow a particular crop. None Subscriber wants Green Chilly rates for Mumbai in the morning so that he can check rates and arrange to ship produce to market next day. None None None No suggestions Give more news that will be of benefit to farmers. Add markets in Gadchiroli, especially Chamorshi Says the service is very complete. However, wants more crops to be added per subscription. Also wants more price trend forecasts from RML so that he can plan time of selling appropriately. None None Wants more Crop Advisory information. Wants more crops per subscription Start giving international rates for Indian grapes. Markets from Japan, Russia and Europe will be useful. Another organisation had recently called up subscriber offering this but he does not have their name or number anymore, he says. Wants Weather to be made more accurate. Temperature should be specified down to the first decimal point, not in round figures, he says. Crop Advisory needs to be updated. Says plenty of new techniques have come up. Those need to be incorporated. Wants information on Green Gram, etc. Subscriber suggests that we ought to provide more pre sowing information, so that farmer understands which crop is likely to be beneficial for him this year. None None Suggests that we provide organic alternatives for farmers when we provide crop advisory for any crop. As a sub-dealer, also suggests that we do advertising to increase sales since the service does not lack much. Says that with the new government owned free service coming up, it is more important to create publicity about the value additions we provide. Suggests we give more news and only in Marathi language. Improve weather accuracy. Give temperature based preventive measures for pests, diseases in Crop Advisory. Wants market rates to arrive sooner. Wants more advance warning of pest and disease attacks occuring on crop. None for now Wants RML to increase number of crops per subscription Wants more crops in his subscription. Wants more information about subsidies, etc available for fruit growers None Suggests that we provide advance information about fertilizer dispatch from manufacturing plants to relevant locations. This will help farmers prepare to purchase fertilizer before large traders can grab the entire stock and create shortages. Wants more crops on the same subscription and is willing to pay extra for that. None None None None Wants information on more crops and more markets on the same number.
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