E-procurement of agri produce coming into use: FM Arun Jaitley

The current government is actively promoting e-procurement of farmer's produce for both food processing and also retail consumption. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech 2015-16 that enabling e-procurement to directly access agri produce for national consumption both for B2B and B2C purposes. Besides a host of other programmes, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana will be implemented along with the progress of e-procurement programme so that agri produce can be transferred to the pick up point just after the purchase has been effected online. For this the FM has set aside Rs 655 crore.