Tata Trusts focus on tech solutions
Tata Trusts has increased focus on technology-led transformative efforts after the success of the Aadhaar-enabled fertiliser distribution system, an innovative pilot in the supply chain developed in collaboration with the Andhra government. This is being rolled out in phases across India.
“The system has demonstrated significant potential to streamline operations of fertiliser retailers, improve experience of purchasers, and tracking the flow of fertilisers from manufacturers to end-users,” said a spokesperson. “It ensures all sales are bona fide, thereby reducing the government’s subsidy burden. Tata Trusts has increased its focus to provide more such technology innovations to support the government.”
The system was first piloted in Krishna and West Godavari districts in kharif 2016, before being scaled up by the Centre to 17 districts across India in the rabi season of 2016. On the basis of the success seen through the pilot — tracking last-mile benefits and optimising subsidy— the Centre has decided for a large-scale roll-out of the project.