Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / JUTE-SMART portal to help procure B-Twill Sacking
JUTE-SMART portal to help procure B-Twill Sacking
26
Dec '16
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing the audience on the occasion of the Good Governance Day, in New Delhi. Courtesy: PIB
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing the audience on the occasion of the Good Governance Day, in New Delhi. Courtesy: PIB
The ministry of textiles has launched B-Twill Supply Management and Requisition Tool (JUTE-SMART), an online portal to facilitate end to end transactions related to procurement of B-Twill sacking. It is an integrated platform for use by all the stakeholders to allow easy access to information, more transparency and ease of doing business for the jute sector.

An e-governance initiative by the government, JUTE-SMART is a web based application that facilitates purchase of jute bags from the jute industry by the State Procurement Agencies (SPAs). It was launched by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani on the occasion of Good Governance Day on December 25.

The portal is designed to integrate the process of indenting of B-Twill by the SPAs, help payment of required fund by SPAs into their respective bank accounts and allocate Production Control cum Supply Order (PCSO) by the Office of Jute Commissioner.

The tool will also help in the generation of inspection calls by the jute mills and allocation of inspectors by the inspection agencies. It can also be used for uploading inspection report by the inspecting agency and dispatch information by loaders/jute mills for transportation and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR). Bill generation by jute mills and release of payment from respective banks to the jute mills is also possible on the tool along with complaint generation and real time reconciliation of funds remitted by the SPAs.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) decided to transfer the operation of purchase and supply of B-Twill sacking by SPAs from the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) to the Office of Jute Commissioner, Kolkata, with effect from November 1, 2016. Annually about Rs 5,500 crore worth of jute sacking is procured through support by the Indian government to support the Indian jute workers and farmers.

The erstwhile system relied mostly on paper and there were bottlenecks in information sharing between the stakeholders, mainly SPAs, the ministry of food and public distribution, jute mills, inspecting agency, loaders, consignees, pay and accounts office etc. Since B-Twill sacking is an essential requirement for procurement of foodgrains, the entire operation is time bound and needs to be closely monitored. In addition, the system provides for automated transactions through banks to reduce cost to the SPAs on account of loss of interest on their funds.         

Indents of 3.01 lakh bales worth Rs 700 crore (approx.) have already been placed through JUTE-SMART in the month of November and December 2016 by SPAs from Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Bihar and PCSO has been placed for these bales to the jute mills located in 7 states.

JUTE-SMART is a smart software platform which will significantly ease the process of B-Twill procurement by state governments and FCI, make the process completely transparent and rule based and also reduce costs for the SPAs. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports earn $7.3 bn in Q1

Textiles | On 20th Apr 2018

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports earn $7.3 bn in Q1

Vietnam earned $7.339 billion from textile and garment exports in the ...

Uganda yet to exploit AGOA benefits: US envoy Malac

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Apr 2018

Uganda yet to exploit AGOA benefits: US envoy Malac

Uganda is yet to take full advantage of the Africa Growth and...

Courtesy: KBR, Inc

Textiles | On 20th Apr 2018

KBR completes KPIC’s ethylene plant revamp project

KBR, Inc. has successfully completed the ethylene plant revamp...

Interviews View All

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search