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IFFCO begins free delivery of agri products

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The world's largest fertiliser cooperative, IFFCO, on Wednesday announced the beginning of of its agricultural inputs across through their platform - Indian Platform (ICDP).

The aim of this initiative is to bring the experience and benefits of modern to rural India, by synergizing an efficient supply chain system with the latest

Through this service, will reach out and to farmers in hinterlands of rural which are otherwise inaccessible from the rest of the country.

"This service will bridge the gap between the need and availability of agri-inputs, especially in interior regions of the country. The aim is to increase convenience for the farmers across and improve their access to inputs such as water-soluble fertilisers, agro-chemicals, bio-fertilisers, seeds, and plant growth promoters", said Managing Director, IFFCO,

Farmers will now have access to an entire range of essential agricultural inputs such as water-soluble fertilisers, agro-chemicals, bio-fertilisers, seeds, plant growth promoters and other

These products will be available in packages of up to five kg and will be delivered at no additional cost.

However, the traditional like Urea, DAP, NPK, would not be sold online.

is also including training lessons in the hinterlands to bring awareness about the usage of the products and skilling the farmers in platforms and cashless transactions for easier access to products and services.

This will enable the farmers from the most interior regions of the country to compete with the semi-urban and general urban farmers, who are closer to the markets.

"Farmers would be able to procure agricultural inputs instantly by the click of a button through our platform.

ICDP has been working in this direction with the aim to enable as many farmers as possible to reap the benefits of digitization. Going forward, we plan to convert this platform into a thriving marketplace where farmers and societies can buy and sell their produce online without going through the vicious cycle of middlemen and touts who eat away a large chunk of their profits. We hope this initiative will reap financial benefits for the farmers of the rural hinterlands and eradicate the roadblocks permanently in this realm", Dr added.

As a first-of-its-kind industry-initiative, ICDP will offer these delivery services in the interior rural areas, where leading players are also not present.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 22:15 IST