publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Innovative Payment Solutions in Agricultural Value Chain as a Means for Greater Financial Inclusion

Pandey, Tushar; Krishna, Nagahari; Vickers, Venetia; Menezes, Antonio; Raghavendra, M.; Pandey, Tushar; Krishna, Nagahari; Vickers, Venetia; Menezes, Antonio; Raghavendra, M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
Abstract
The efforts for financial inclusion need to be designed with a vision beyond just the percentage of the country population with access to a bank account or a no frills account; to focus more on how this can enhance the capability and convenience for the un-banked and under-banked, specifically the small and marginal farmers in this case, to enable greater transparency, accountability, efficiency and convenient access to necessary facilities. The growth of ICT industry and mobile telecom revolution in India has provided immense opportunities for targeting various nodes in an agricultural value chain; and in linking small and marginal farmers. By leveraging on the...
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free text keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy,, Agricultural and Food Policy

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Innovative Payment Solutions in Agricultural Value Chain as a Means for Greater Financial Inclusion

Pandey, Tushar; Krishna, Nagahari; Vickers, Venetia; Menezes, Antonio; Raghavendra, M.; Pandey, Tushar; Krishna, Nagahari; Vickers, Venetia; Menezes, Antonio; Raghavendra, M.;