FPO uses app for uninterpreted vegetable supply during lock down
State Horticulture Department of Haryana has roped in nearly 81 FPCs for this assignment.
With the surge in COVID-19 Pandemic impact, nearly all the activities have come to halt. However, most essential in current situation after health sector is agriculture that cannot be stopped. Government has also assured uninterrupted supplies of essential commodities that come from the farms.
In some states, Producer Organizations have shouldered the responsibility of last mile delivery. State Horticulture Department of Haryana has roped in nearly 81 Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) for this assignment. These FPCs are doing aggregation of vegetables and fruits from their member farmers and supplying to the end-consumers in their respective areas.
Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP), a Delhi based development agency, has also been closely working with these FPCs. ISAP has promoted 200 FPCs across the country. For smooth distribution of vegetables to the end-consumers, ISAP has developed an android app for a Charkhi Dadri based Farmer Producer Company. This FPC called Bhiwani Greens Farm Producer Company Limited (BGFPCL) is actively involved in supplying vegetables and dairy products to end-consumers during lockdown period COVID-19.
BGFPCL is aggregating demand from end-consumer through this mobile application, which helps them optimizing their logistic operations. They get village-wise or area-wise demand of different commodities including both dairy items and vegetables. Based on the information collated through this app, they manoeuvre their distribution process.