mKRISHI®, developed by TCS, to help Indian farmers using mobile technology; the only Indian solution featured on the list
MUMBAI, September 11, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been recognised in Fortune’s annual list of the Top 50 companies that are changing the world. The Fortune ‘Change the World’ list acknowledges companies that are using the profit motive to solve a multitude of societal problems; these are companies that ‘do well by doing good’. Ranked 30, TCS is the only Indian company on the prestigious list.
TCS’s mKRISHI® has been instrumental in making it to the Fortune Top 50 list. As India’s biggest IT services company, TCS has used its know-how to help the country’s poorest farmers with mKRISHI®, its mobile-based advisory platform that gives farmers access to customised advice from agricultural experts to help them decide what crops to raise, anticipate weather changes, and predict when crops will fetch the best price.
K Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TCS, said, “It is an absolute honour to be recognised in the Fortune Top 50 companies ‘Change the World’ 2017 list. This is outstanding recognition for us and exemplifies our commitment to excellence and service to society. At TCS we continuously strive towards making a social impact that can lead to a positive change in the society.”
As an organisation TCS has been creating positive social community impact globally through various technology-based innovations that have been developed in the areas of human well-being, planet conservation, equality, youth and access, to help build a sustainable future.
About mKRISHI® App
TCS’s mKRISHI® is a mobile app that enables farmers to access usable and customised expert advice, market information and weather data. The app offers personalised and integrated services in local languages to farmers on their mobile phones. It allows farmers to send queries to agricultural experts in their local language through a mobile phone and receive personalised advice or relevant information in the same language. Apart from helping farmers increase yields, the mKRISHI® initiative aims to stimulate local micro-enterprises, and support rural development in India.
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About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 385,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.58 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.