Moving in tandem with the govt, fertilizer cooperative IFFCO signed an MoU with Common Services Centers CSC, a Government of India initiative to explore synergies in taking e-commerce to rural villages via iffcobazar.in. “We stand committed to digitalization of rural India”, said IFFCO MD Dr U S Awasthi on the occasion.
”Our Government is committed to developing a new India, free from hunger & deprivation, by the year 2022”, said Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad while inaugurating National Conference on Emerging Opportunities through CSC in Siri fort Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday.
IFFCO Managing Director Dr U S Awasthi who was also present on the occasion shared the news through social media, and wrote “#IFFCO signed a MoU with @CSCegov_ a GoI initiative to explore synergies in taking e-commerce to rural villages via http://www.iffcobazar.in”.
Later, the Press Information Bureau of the Central govt also released the news-item for general consumption.
The CSC has partnered with IFFCO to market all products and service offerings of IFFCO and Group Companies through Digital Seva portal. Under this service, VLE accepts significant quantity of orders from farmers for agri-inputs and other services, the VLE can place orders on CSC Portal and remits payment.
Union IT Minister praised the efforts of IFFCO for launching the digital platform for farmers to buy its products online. IFFCO MD wrote “#IFFCO is glad to receive accolades by Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & IT Sh@rsprasad as biggest fertiliser manufactures & farmer friend”.
Addressing the audience of more than 2500 VLEs, Minister hailed the outstanding efforts of CSC VLEs in delivering digital services in rural areas of the country.
He praised the women VLEs, who provide government services through their CSCs in far flung areas, particularly mentioning the name of Smt Janki Kashyap, who provides digital services in the naxal affected area of Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
Minister announced that his Ministry will send five best performing women VLEs to the United States and further award Rs 1 lakh to outstanding District VLE societies.
He also administered ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ pledge to all VLEs and officials present on the occasion. He said that, 40,000 CSCs have registered with Patanjali for medical tele-consultations through 800 ayurvedic practitioners, benefiting citizens in rural India.
On the occasion, Acharya Balkrishna announced provision of free Yoga training to CSC VLEs at Patanjali Yoga Pith to teach Yoga in rural areas to realise the dream of making India disease free.