1. In a first, Himachal Pradesh fair price shops pioneer ONDC Integration

In a first, Himachal Pradesh fair price shops pioneer ONDC Integration

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1 min read • Updated: February 7, 2024, 11:33 AM

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Following the virtual launch, a physical workshop was conducted for FPS dealers in Una and Hamirpur districts, aimed at providing them with guidance on navigating the ONDC platform

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This is the first time when Fair Price Shops are on-boarded on ONDC

Feb 7, New Delhi - In a landmark move towards embracing digital commerce, 11 Fair Price Shops (FPSs) in Una and Hamirpur districts of Himachal Pradesh have become the first to onboard onto the Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform.

“This significant step is expected to serve as a model for statewide and nationwide adoption in the future, providing Fair Price Shop dealers with additional income opportunities and enhancing beneficiary satisfaction,” said Sanjeev Chopra, Secretary of the Department of Food and Public Distribution.

Speaking at the launch event, Chopra emphasised the transformative potential of this initiative, underscoring its role in modernising Fair Price Shops and improving their competitiveness in the digital marketplace. He also acknowledged the support of MicroSave Consulting (MSC) in deploying the pilot program.

Following the virtual launch, a physical workshop was conducted for FPS dealers in Una and Hamirpur districts, aimed at providing them with guidance on navigating the ONDC platform, including product cataloguing, order processing, and understanding commission structures.