NEW DELHI, 1 October 2020: Indian chemicals & fertilizers minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda today launched POS 3.1 software, SMS gateway and home delivery facility of fertilizers (RBK)for farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
On this occasion Shri Gowda said that DBT system was launched on 1 March, 2018 on pan India basis and this system have been working very well since its inseption.
He said Department of Fertilizer is the only department which has successfully implemented a complex system of end to end computerization of movement of fertilizer in the entire country.
The system enables us to know and monitor availability of fertilizer on real time basis at State, District and at the retail outlet. Entire fertilizer subsidy for the last two years have been disbursed through this system. This surely is a measure of the robustness of DBT system.
Gowda Compliment Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy for the excellent work done by his Government in Home Delivery of Fertilizer. In fact, Andhra Pradesh is the only state, which has launched such unique initiative.
Mos,Chemical and fertilizers ,Mansukh Mandavia and Chief Minister Of Andhra Pradesh Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy also addressed the gathering through Video conferencing.
Mandaviya said that pilot project for Home Delivery of Fertilizers in Andhra Pradesh is model for other states.
Under POS 3.1 version, keeping in view of prevailing pandemic condition, contactless OTP based authentication option has been introduced. Farmer will be able to purchase fertilizer without touching finger print sensor.
Minister said SMS Gateway will periodically send SMS to farmer about availability of fertilizer at retail outlet from where he last purchased the fertilizer.
He will also be able to get information about availability of fertilizer at any retail outlet by sending retailer ID to Mobile No. 7738299899.
Further on purchase of fertilizer, SMS will be sent to his mobile indicating the quantity purchased and amount paid by him.
Department of Fertilizers has introduced Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system on 1st March,2018 on Pan-India basis. DBT 2.0 initiative was launched during July 2019 and since then many more improvements have been made in the system which are being launched as a part of PoS 3.1 Software.
The improvements involves two modes of authentication and Re-registration of device under PoS. Under POS 3.1 version, keeping in view of prevailing pandemic situation, contactless OTP based authentication option has been introduced and farmers will be able to purchase fertilizer without touching finger print sensor.
Under an initiative of Home delivery of Fertilizers in Andhra Pradesh through Rythu Bharosa Kendralu (RBK) state Government has launched 10,641 Rythu Bharosa Kendralu (RBKs) in all gram panchayats to provide farmers with quality inputs and allied services. Under this systems, farmers after biometric authentication can order fertilizers from RBK (Rythu Bharosa Kendra) in their village and fertilizer will be delivered at their door step.
Minister for state Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy also address on this occasion through video conference.
Secretary fertilizers Chhabilendra Roul and senior officers of Department of fertilizers were also present on this occasion.