POS 3.1 software, SMS Gateway and Home Delivery facility of Fertilizers (RBK) for farmers have been launched by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D. V. Sadananda Gowda in Andhra Pradesh.
Department of Fertilizers 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 the availability of fertilizer on a real-time basis at State, district and at the retail outlet. Entire fertilizer subsidy for the last two years has been disbursed through this system. This surely is a measure of the robustness of the DBT system.
Under the POS 3.1 version, keeping in view the prevailing pandemic condition, contactless OTP-based authentication option has been introduced. The farmer will be able to purchase fertilizer without touching the fingerprint sensor.
SMS Gateway will periodically send SMS to the farmer about the availability of fertilizer at the retail outlet from where he last purchased the fertilizer. He will also be able to get information about the availability of fertilizer at any retail outlet by sending retailer ID to Mobile No. 7738299899. Further, on the purchase of fertilizer, SMS will be sent to his mobile phone indicating the quantity purchased and the amount paid by him.
Under this system, farmers, after biometric authentication, can order fertilizers from RBK (Rythu Bharosa Kendra) in their village and fertilizer will be delivered at their doorstep.