Wheat Procurement

The Punjab government buys 40% of the wheat produced in the province every year to stabilise market price of this staple crop. The PITB has developed a centralised system based on an android application to verify and record data of farmers from whom wheat is purchased by the government. Each farmer’s data is recorded through the application at the procurement centre. The centralised system provides real-time reports of wheat procurement process from each centre. The application has an inbuilt feedback system that sends SMSes and makes automated calls to farmers to gather their feedback on the procurement process. The centralised system enables real-time monitoring, improved transparency and accountability in the wheat procurement process.