18 March 2021, IN: FMC Corporation was conferred the Digital and Technology-Enabled Company award by The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) last evening at its Chemicals and Petrochemicals Awards 2021 ceremony held at the Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India.The annual awards event recognizes individuals and companies for their contribution towards the Indian chemicals industry across 16 categories, including the Digital and Technology-Enabled Company award category which was added this year. FMC is recognized for its efforts in promoting digitisation of the agriculture value chain, from farmer level interaction to distributor and retailer engagement. “It is an honour to be recognized by the industry,” said Mr. Pramod Thota, President, FMC India. “The pandemic has affected our country’s agricultural industry in a profound way.
The FMC team was tenacious in its commitment to support farmers in India through it all. Using digital technology, we reached more than 2 million farmers to provide the know-how and solutions they needed to continue growing their crops without disruption.” Today, agriculture’s most pressing challenges are being addressed through advances in artificial intelligence (AI), genomics, robotics, precision agriculture, biopesticides, synthetic biology and other innovations. As progress in these disciplines converge, they will radically alter how crop inputs are developed, sold and applied.
FMC invests heavily in these emerging technologies to advance agricultural innovation all over the world. Mr. Raju Kapoor, Director of Public & Industry Affairs, received the award on behalf of FMC, from Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Minister of State, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, in the presence of Shri Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.