Sugarcane farmers in UP benefit from e-Governance

Three million sugarcane farmers from 125 sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are benefitting from the Sugarcane Information Service (SIS). This IT solutions project has brought all their interactions and transactions on an online platform, thereby fostering transparency. It has also helped increase the income of the mills by Rs 700 crore annually and pegs the same for the farmers at R846.54 crore.
The Sugarcane Information Service (SIS) won the gold medal at the prestigious National e-governance Award for 2011-12. The award was a great acehivement as sugarcane is the backbone of UP’s economy.
The SIS, brainchild of state cane commissioner Kamran Rizvi, was launched in 2010-11 crushing season, making it mandatory for all the 125 sugar mills to have websites giving all information, right from the issuance of supply tickets to sugarcane price payment on a daily basis. According to Rizvi what is being now called the largest rural IT platform in the country got 15 lakh hits in the last 150 days.

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