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GS1 India hosts a National Conference on ‘QR Code implementation for agri-input manufacturers’

A white paper on ‘Leveraging QR Code to transform the Agri-Input supply chain’ was published during the conference.

GS1 India organised a conference on “National Conference on QR Code Implementation on Agri-Inputs” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Inaugural session featured eminent speakers delivering their insights on the implementation of Digital Link QR codes to enable standardisation in the agri-input industry. A white paper on ‘Leveraging QR Code to transform the Agri-Input supply chain’ was published during the conference.

During the inaugural session, S. Swaminathan, CEO of GS1 India, highlighted the crucial role of QR code implementation in ensuring the quality and safety of agri inputs. He urged stakeholders to go beyond mere compliance and consider the widespread benefits of QR codes for the sector and farmers. He underscored the need for data protection in light of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, urging the industry to adapt.

R.G Agarwal, Chairman of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd., emphasised that proper implementation of QR codes can combat the issues and ensure food security and safety. Special addresses of Dr Archana Kumari Srivastav, Regional Director, PMFAI, and Nakul Pasricha, President of Authentication Solution Provider’s Association, stressed the need for timely adoption of QR codes for domain practices for agri-inputs.

Panel discussion was conducted among agri industry knowledge leaders to explore the significance of traceability, real-time data capture, interoperability, etc. Knowledge sessions were held to bring out the role of technology and digital transformation. Global case study was given by an international speaker on agri-input traceability.

The conference featured a session on ‘Standards-based 2D Barcode Implementation’ by Sebire Laurent, Chairman of CropLife International Traceability Project Team. The Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises used the platform to discuss the global standards of financial assistance schemes for implementing barcoding. GS1 experts also discussed how to comply with QR code regulation through Digital Link standards.

Conference concluded with Q&A round between Agri-input manufacturers and GS1 India experts, session on global standards financial assistance schemes, and presentation by solution providers.

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