In a Global First, SLCM Launches ‘Made in India’ QC App for Food Grains

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    Wheat is the first commodity offered for assessment by the AgriReach QC App

    App available for free download on Google Play Store for devices on Android OS

    SLCM Group initially aims at 90% accuracy with test results

    Agri logistics conglomerate Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt. Ltd. (SLCM) has announced the official launch of the beta version of a quality check mobile application for agricultural commodities under its proprietary AgriReach umbrella on the occasion of the 2021 Navratras for user feedback and review.

    Initially introduced for wheat, which is a staple food grain in most parts of India, the app’s capabilities will be progressively extended to include other important food grains and pulses like chana (chickpea), maize, rice, guar (cluster bean), moong and tur (pigeon pea) over time.

    A global first for food grains, the “AgriReach Mobile Quality Check App” allows the user to get an on the spot assessment of the commodity’s sample within minutes, without having to use equipment like sieve, weighing scale, etc., or to take it to a lab for testing.

    AgriReach QC App Homepage

    Speaking on the occasion, Sandeep Sabharwal, CEO, SLCM Group, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to officially launch the path-breaking AgriReach Mobile Quality Check App for a 360-degree evaluation by a cross-section of stakeholders that includes processors, traders, exporters, importers, government agencies and financial institutions such as banks at the onset of the 2021 festive season. This first-of-its-kind solution is entirely a result of 4 years of intensive research by our in-house team of experts. The test results are agnostic of the total sample weight as they are assessed based on its image. The app’s rollout is part of our commitment to provide our customer base with agritech solutions embedded in the software as a service (SaaS) model.”

    Video links of QC App

    AgriReach QC App Video – youtu.be/R6u6W9OryGo (Explainer video of the QC application)

    AgriReach QC App Mockup Video – youtu.be/AbbD1SzgvuA (Mockup video of the QC application).

    The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store on handheld devices like mobile phones and tablet PCs running on the Android OS. The SLCM Group had applied for a patent on the AgriReach QC app in August 2018.

    Ease of Use

    Getting a quality check done through this app will be as easy as taking an image. Just clicking the photograph of a wheat sample and submitting it through the app will get it analysed for multiple quality parameters. In return, the user will get a quality report with the photographic evidence evaluated on specifics like damaged, shrunken, shrivelled or immature grains, foreign matter and a host of other physical parameters like height, length, grid, colour and pattern of the commodity.

    The results are automatically compared with pre-fed data in the back-end system, which will regularly update itself using a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) with Python programming language, on a real-time basis.

    Elaborating on the technical aspects of the app, Rakesh Kumar Rana, Chief Business Officer (Digital Initiatives), SLCM Group, observed, “The AgriReach app’s on-ground utilisation is expected to tremendously help to improve the fidelity of the commodity quality checks and disseminate the instantly obtained QC results in a secure and transparent environment to drastically reduce the turnaround time in comparison to the task being performed manually. SLCM is looking at achieving up to 90% accuracy with the results over a period of time. Presently offered in English, the usability of the interface will be further expanded with the inclusion of several other widely spoken Indian languages and additional functionalities in the near and medium-term.”

    At a time when the world’s second-most populous nation has targeted to double the farm income, the rollout of the app is expected to give impetus to a large-scale behavioural and institutional change and influence the adoption of digital technology throughout the Indian farming ecosystem.

    AgriReach Umbrella

    The QC app for agri commodities is the latest addition to the solutions available to SLCM customers under the AgriReach umbrella. In a country like India, where post-harvest losses are pegged at nearly Rs. 1 lakh crore, SLCM’s has helped substantially reduced these losses to 0.5% at warehousing facilities under its management. This has been achieved through the deployment of the AgriReach process management system. The framework combines a series of processes, audits and real-time tracking of the facilities to give error-free results and minimise the risk of damage to stored crops. It uses techniques like geo-fencing, real-time tracking, bar-coded storage receipts to avoid thefts or pilferage and internal audits with a ‘maker and checker’ policy at each level of operation.

    Also, since April 2021, SLCM has started executing its warehousing contracts using the proprietary ‘AgriSuraksha’ solution that incorporates the latest internet of things (IoT)-based surveillance technology. This enables real-time monitoring and interaction with the personnel at storage sites agnostic of infrastructure like availability of electricity or the fact that the grains may be stored in open ground under the sky with no roof on top as well.

    About SLCM Group

    Founded in 2009, the SLCM Group has created a business model where efficiencies of physical delivery are ensured through a strong technology backbone to provide an “inclusive ecosystem” of agri logistics services including warehousing management, procurement, collateral financing and agritech, in India and Myanmar. The company currently has a network of 7,199 warehouses and has disbursed loans worth Rs. 2332.66 crore in the last three years through its Kissandhan unit. The firm offers its services to farmers, processors, traders and commodity exchanges. By September 2021, SLCM had directly impacted the livelihoods of over 3.88 crore people and positively touched the lives of another 19.40 crore people.

    For more info, please visit: www.slc-india.com.

    Beta Disclaimer: AgriReach QC App

    This is a beta version of the AgriReach Mobile Quality Check App, which is still undergoing final testing before its official release. Results may significantly vary in the final official release. The report is issued solely for the purpose of information and not for commercial purpose. We are not liable to user or any third-party for any action taken or not taken on the basis of AgriReach reports. The result pertains to the tested digital sample image only. This information stated in this report is derived from the result of visual inspection and testing procedure carried out in accordance to the quality of the image taken by the user or assessment on the basis of technical standard, trade, custom or practice. A patent has been applied for the application. Any effort of duplicating the application may be treated as an infringement of the rights of SLCM and may/will be liable for legal action from SLCM. SLCM reserves the right to alter/delete change the application at any time.

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    Very often we see people speaking ever so highly of the Italian furniture they own, while we see others gushing over Italian furniture and expressing their deep desire to own at least one such piece of furniture. Italian design and decor are widely hailed across the world for their strong emphasis on quality and simple shapes that combine both tradition and modernity through the finest craftsmanship.

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    Timeless charm and appeal

    Italian sofas, chairs, tables, and other pieces of furniture have a charm that is impossible to compete with, leave alone outdo. Not only are Italian furniture pieces renowned across the world for their quality and appeal, but they are also items whose aesthetic value appreciates over time. Italian furniture has an inimitably characteristic beauty and these furniture pieces only tend to look even better as the years’ pass. The fact that only the best quality materials are used for their manufacture is what makes Italian furniture so sought after.

    Strong and durable

    While many prospective customers will tend to get deterred or even discouraged by the fact that Italian furniture costs a fair amount of money, these furniture pieces are made with the best quality materials and are guaranteed to last for decades if not centuries. That being said, purchasing Italian furniture should be best viewed as an investment and not just an expenditure, as the elegance, durability, and comfort that these furniture pieces will offer you are their own reward.

    Unbeatable quality and elegance

    Italian artisans and craftsmen are famous across the world for their dedication, patience, and attention to detail. It goes without saying that Italian products, in general, are synonymous with high quality, and one only needs to look at history to see how true this is. Since time immemorial, Italian manufactures have strived for excellence and have always made sure that the products they make are nothing short of the best. Therefore, Italian furniture is a symbol of Italian perfection, sophistication, and class.

    Exquisitely comfortable

    The very purpose of furniture pieces such as sofas, chairs, and couches is to provide comfort to people. Italian furniture will not just provide unmatched comfort but will also give any person the feeling of being in exquisite and opulent surroundings. There is no doubt that a handcrafted piece of Italian furniture will convey a feeling of elegance and sophistication.

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    High caliber craftsmanship

    Italy is a world leader in manufacturing for a number of reasons. To begin with, only the highest quality of materials are used, and this, coupled with the unique and unparalleled skill sets that Italian artisans have, you can be assured of nothing less than the best. Italy has long been hailed for its contributions to several fields of the arts, such as painting, sculpture, music as well as design. That being said, painstaking hard work, unbridled dedication, and sharp attention to detail have made Italian craftsmanship an ideal in and of itself.

    Novelty and inimitability

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