Textile Ministry Launches An Online Portal JUTE-SMART

Textile Ministry Launches An Online Portal ‘JUTE-SMART’

The minister of textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani with an overall aim to promote good governance has launched ‘B-Twill Supply Management & Requisition Tool (JUTE-SMART)’, an online portal to facilitate purchase of Jute bags from the Jute Industry by the State Procurement Agencies. Annually, nearly Rs.5,500 crore worth of jute sacking is procured through the government to support jute workers and farmers.

Jute-Smart, an e-governance initiative is a smart tool for procurement of B-Twill sacking. It seeks to provide 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.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) also decided to transfer the operation of purchase and supply of B-Twill sacking by the State Procurement Agencies (SPAs) from the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) to the office of Jute commissioner.

“In pursuance to the efforts in bringing more transparency into the system, as part of ‘Good Governance Day’, the information relating to the progress of ISDS along with State wise details of all live training programmes under the scheme will be opened for public view through ministry’s website,” the textile ministry said.

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