While giving this information on Monday, a spokesman of Hafed said though the efforts of implementing information technology in the organisation had been initiated earlier, but foodgrains procurement being the main business activity had been taken on priority basis for the implementation of the online data. The application, he said, had been broadly classified into two categories i.e.capturing actual data of procurement and lifting and online flow of tentative data relating to daily procurement and lifting.
Hafed was also endeavouring to make the applications web-enabled so that management information system or the decision support system could be made accessible to all the stake-holders on 'Anytime-Anywhere' basis. The main objective of the first category of the application was to capture the actual data relating to procurement of all the mandis/procurement centres.
The basic document of this transaction is 'J-form', which is issued by the ARHTIYA to individual farmers and all forms issued in the day is compiled with another form called the 'I-form', which reflects the total quantity purchased through the ARHTIYA on that day, said the spokesperson.
Adding further he said it had been decided to capture every 'I-form' complete with basic data, which had made the monitoring of procurement data upto the ARHITYA level on anytime anywhere basis feasible for every procurement centre.