Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM) Group, one of India’s largest one-stop post-harvest Agri logistics players and warehouse service providers, has launched a physical ‘Krishi Quality Janch Kendra’, an AI ML empowered solution for food grain quality check in India.
Aimed at facilitating farmers, traders, FPOs as well as corporate entities involved in QC of food grain, a total of 31 centers have been opened in the initial phase of the initiative across Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
SLCM intends to establish at least 600 more centers across different parts of the country till the end of February 2024.
An extension of SLCM’s flagship Agri Reach QC module an AI/ML-driven application, the first ever NABL-accredited food grain QC mobile app, Krishi Quality Janch Kendra is a strong push for SLCM’s cohesive Digital platform that encompasses quality check, warehousing management solution, agri eco system listing as well as a third-party platform that facilitates coordination between buyers and sellers.
Speaking about the initiative, Sandeep Sabharwal, founder and CEO of SLCM, said, “We are moving towards a new era, ensuring fair price for the farmers as well as food security of the nation. There are just 161 State Seed Testing Laboratories and six Central Seed Testing Laboratories in India. For farmers and traders, a quality check of the crop/grains entails traveling long distance, spending hours at the centers, and spending huge amounts in the process. We understand the technological barriers for our farmers, and hence centers such as Krishi Quality Janch Kendra at major marketplaces are designed to maximize the benefits for all and eventually foster a transformation in the Indian agri industry.”
At the newly-introduced centers, a facilitator will enable scan and generate quality check report for the grains between 1 to 4 minutes while the traders/farmers would also be made well versed with Agri Reach app for quality checks in the future.
The centers have been opened in South and West part of Delhi market, as well as Ujjain, Indore and Mandsaur regions of Madhya Pradesh market. The center heads can generate quality check reports, an NABL accredited facility for accurate, trustworthy testing with reduced turnaround time, thereby helping the stakeholders save both time and money.
It further transforms the way crops are valued by the buyers as valuation is a direct function of the Quality of the crop The system empowers the farmers to know the true value of their produce, and get the best price.
While SLCM has established these Krishi Quality Janch Kendra at key marketplaces where a major chunk of farmers/traders travel here for better price, the next phase will reach out to a much larger part of Indian farmers and agricultural community via over 600 such centers across 200 locations, covering the length and breadth of the country. This will enable the agri community of all areas to access the facility.