Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Delhi’s wholesale vegetables market to go online

Reported by Rajesh Barnwal on AlooTechie (originally on Hindustan Times):
Azadpur Mandi in Delhi, where 4.5 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables worth more than Rs 35 billion are transacted every year, is expected to go online by early 2007. Birlasoft, the IT division of the $1.2 billion CK Birla Group, has completed the computerisation of the market.

"With the help of an e-trading system, the process of auctioning of the produce will be streamlined as bidders will be able to bid from anywhere now. Not only that, it will also help in forward and backward linkages of the produce," P K Chakraborty, senior marketing officer, Directorate of Agricultural Marketing, has been reported as saying.

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