IFFCO commences free door-step delivery of agri inputs purchased online

IFFCO commences free door-step delivery of agri inputs purchased online

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New Delhi, January 18, 2018: IFFCO, announced the beginning of their free door-to-door delivery services of its agricultural inputs across India through their digital platform, Indian Cooperative Digital Platform (ICDP).

The portal is available in 13 major Indian languages and has a membership of 2.5 crore.

The aim is to bring the experience and benefits of modern e-commerce to rural India by synergizing an efficient supply chain system with the latest technology tools. Through this service, IFFCO will reach out and offer services to farmers in hinterlands of rural India which are inaccessible to the rest of the country.

Farmers will 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 agro-based products. These products will be available in packages of up to 5 kg and will be delivered at no additional cost.

ICDP will offer these delivery services even in interior rural areas where not even the leading e-commerce players have ever offered their services in the current scenario.

Farmers would be able to procure agricultural inputs instantly by the click of a button through our digital platform. The move would help farmers to reap the benefits of digitization, said Dr. U.S. Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO.

“We plan to convert this platform into a thriving digital marketplace where farmers and cooperative societies can buy and sell their produce online without going through the vicious cycle of middlemen & touts who eat away a large chunk of their profits,” he added.

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