GNFC wins the Times Network’s Digital India Award at the Digital India Summit
Company won the award under ‘Digital Social Innovation’ category for swift and effective implementation of digital infrastructure with its customers and in its township.
New Delhi, 16th December 2017: Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals (GNFC) won the prestigious Times Network’s Digital India Award in the category of ‘Digital Social Innovation’ for implementation of digital transactions in its sale of fertilizer, and for establishment of cashless/less cashtownships. Digital India Awards recognize and honour businesses and organizations that have harnessed the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital tools; resulting in the transformation of business processes and improvement in delivery of public services, while generating a positive impact on the society.
Fulfilling Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a cashless society and following his clarion call to the nation to adopt digital transactions, GNFC became the first fertilizer company to create a vast infrastructure of PoS machines, special apps, and trained over two lakh farmers, fertilizer retailers and students. So far, GNFC has sold three million bags of fertilizer worth more than 100 crore to approx. three lakh farmers across many states of the country using PoS machines, BHIM, AEPS and other digital means. GNFC also innovatively deployed the cashless/ less cash township model. GNFC township because the first fully cashless township of India. Thereafter, GNFC did handholding and facilitation of across fifty organisations in the oil, power, fertilizer, and other sectors, to turn their townships as cashless/less cash townships. 81 townships across these organisations were launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister at Nagpur, few months back.
The Digital Social Innovation award recognized organizations that have taken the first move towards Digital India by leveraging affordable, scalable and disruptive ICT solutions for transforming their business and country. The award followed a rigorous 3 level procedure of short listing and selection. GNFC won from among 73 applicants including Public, Private and Government Enterprises,SMEs and Academic Institutions for the year 2017. The Digital India Awards were conferred on the winners at a gala ceremony in the Digital India Summit 2017 organized at New Delhi on 16th December 2017. Earlier in the day, Hon’ble Minister for Law & Justice and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the event. Dr.Rajiv Kumar Gupta IAS, MD GNFC received the award from Shri HardeepSingh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, at this event.