Experiences on the WayIGC - Field Stories
The journey was surely exciting and had some memorable experiences. Here are a few of them.
Get me a new feature…
It was the time when we’ve rolled out the input aggregation module as part of the I Got Crops platform. This module is used by the field agents to buy and sell the
Owning the IGC story
Kalpana is an Agriculture Business Accelerator (ABA – the field leader who uses our platform). She was at Mindtree one day to sell her produce at a stall set up in the cafeteria. While all the ABAs know me, Kalpana never met me until then. I went for the store opening function and was in the audience. She called me and explained for a while on what is “I Got Crops”, a Mindtree.ORG initiative and the entire story. For a second, I was taken aback but felt proud as punch. In a truly inclusive society, people own the solution with the same pride that the technologist made it with. That day, it was clear to me that we’ve created something good and it is in the hands of the rightful owners.
Written by Deepthi Kamath, Co-Founder IGC
Teens will be teens
And then we thought teens behave differently depending on which background they’re coming from. Here is a great experience we’ve had that made us realize that teens will be teens no matter where they come from.
It was a hot afternoon and Prashant headed out to the farm to check if plowing was completed. He was accompanied by some more farmers and that is when he saw a delightful sight of a teenager plowing away to glory with his crowbar. Only that the teenager was wearing low-rise rugged jeans and was listening to some Bhojpuri (a local language in Bihar, India) song through his headset. The music was playing from his Red Nokia handset specifically made for music lovers.
What a sight that was.
The story got interesting only when he was oblivious to the fact that his low-rise jeans decided to fall off. Our teenager was still plowing and
Other than the pants falling off,