There are about 2,000 paddy procurement centres in the 10 districts of Telangana. While half of them are managed by the women groups remaining were operated by primary agricultural societies and others.
TSCSC Paddy Procurement and payment was being followed manually, resulting in delays in payment to farmers besides allowing the middlemen to go for corrupt practices. Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation (TSCSC) idea was to take recourse to technology which helps farmers’ welfare and enhance administrative efficiency.
Online Procurement Management System (OPMS) Enhanced and maintained by Centre for Good Governance (CGG) for Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation (TSCSC). TSCSC procures paddy directly from the farmers to the government, without any middleman interference.
OPMS is being implemented successfully in past 4 seasons and has so far distributed over Rs. 8,200 crores to the farmers in association with NPCI gateway with State Bank of India.
This initiative ranks high on innovation as this is the first digitization effort in paddy procurement in the country.