Telenor Pakistan has partnered with Engro Corporation to automate, and digitize Milk Collection Network across the nation with the help of advanced technology-based mechanism.
An agreement was signed between Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, and Khalid Siraj Subhani, President & CEO Engro Corporation to formally initiate the process. The mega project is set to facilitate about 135,000 farmers through 1,600 Engro milk collection centers.
The project envisages secure payment and data collection procedures, by digitizing the traditionally existing methods. For the said purposes, a central server will be hosted by Telenor which will collect data from Engro milk collection centers across the country where special software platform will be set up by Telenor. The data transmission will occur through Telenor network.
Irfan Wahab Khan, on the occasion, said,
“This partnership is yet another step in fulfilling our vision of empowering Pakistan and a testament to our commitment of bringing the benefits of technology to the grassroots. Dairy being a sprawling business in Pakistan needs advancement so that some unnecessary hardship could be removed from the farmers’ lives. As a result of this partnership, dairy farmers could focus more on their harvest.”
Khalid Siraj Subhani also commented on the development saying,
“This partnership is of paramount importance for Pakistan’s dairy industry and showcases our commitment to developing the local industry by introducing technological platforms to the rural communities of Pakistan. He further said that the project will result in further development of the dairy innovation ecosystem in the country.
The project will act as a base for further technology-based innovations. In future, Engro plans to provide useful information including real-time weather updates through the project. It also plans to establish a comprehensive cattle fodder and health management system.
Source —The Nation
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