SBI announced it has integrated YONO Krishi platform with the government's first online horticulture seed portal to facilitate the delivery of high quality seeds at farmers' doorsteps. YONO Krishi integrates with ICAR IIHR seed portal to reach out to 2.7 cr customers registered on YONO, SBI said in a release.
Farmers across the country can shop for IIHR variety of seeds suitable for different climatic zones and geographical areas, SBI said. It will empower farmer customers to purchase the high yield, high quality seeds being sold by the research institute.
The integration was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the presence of SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar ,the lender said. "Wherever technology has been used, it has helped the rural areas significantly, in which banks have made significant contribution over the years. State Bank of India, being the largest bank, has played a pivotal role all along,"