As part of its commitment to offer technological support to the government for flood response and relief, Jazz worked with the National Flood Relief Coordination Centre (NFRCC) to develop an app for Seed Distribution for the farmers affected by floods.
The app will be released just in time for wheat plantation’s Rabi season. The distribution of seeds, stock maintenance, claim submission, claim verification, and farmer registration are some of the main features of this app. If adopted, it will make it possible to distribute seeds to farmers in a timely, efficient, and transparent manner.
The Ministry of National Food Security & Research is leading the industry, which has also helped its teams with SMS integration, a framework for SMS rates, and shortcodes.
Farmers are currently scrambling to salvage whatever they can due to rising debts and declining yields, according to Ahsan Iqbal, Chairperson of the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC).
“It is essential for the industry to step up and come forward for such tech-based partnerships with nearly 15% of Pakistan’s rice crop lost, 40% of cotton crop drowned, and 4 million acres of crop land washed away. It is encouraging to see Jazz join this project and work with the government, he continued.
“Providing IT & telecom services remains the central tenet of our response to the recent floods, given that connectivity is an essential during any crisis,”
said Aamir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Jazz.
In order to highlight how digital solutions can help in disaster response, he continued,
“As part of that support, our recent partnership with NFRCC for the App is key.”