Process of the Proposed Computerized Auction System

Gate Entry: The details about date, name & place of the farmer, commodity, and quantit y of the produce, name of commission agent will be entered in the computer installed at gate. To avoid the crowd and congestion of vehicles, four computers are to be installed at the gate. The lot number will be auto generated by the software and two slips will be printed with lot number. Farmer will keep one slip and another slip will be kept at the lot for the display. Gate entry should start as soon as the produce arrives and can be continued till end of the arrivals of identified commodity. The lots should be allotted for next day in case the produce arrives after the cut off time of price quote by traders.

Quote Entry: Five Kiosks with two computers and one printer at each kiosks will be installed at auction platforms. The lots should be displayed at auction platform with printed slip given at the gate entry. Trader should observe the lots, and, quote his price in the computer with the help of software. He can take a print of his price quote. A time slot should be decided for the traders to quote their prices. This time slot can be based on the quantum of produce arrives at peak season and office timing of the APMC. After the cut off time, the trader should not able to quote his price.

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Gate Entry: The details about date, name & place of the farmer, commodity, and quantit y of the produce, name of commission agent will be entered in the computer installed at gate. To avoid the crowd and congestion of vehicles, four computers are to be installed at the gate. The lot number will be auto generated by the software and two slips will be printed with lot number. Farmer will keep one slip and another slip will be kept at the lot for the display. Gate entry should start as soon as the produce arrives and can be continued till end of the arrivals of identified commodity. The lots should be allotted for next day in case the produce arrives after the cut off time of price quote by traders.

Quote Entry: Five Kiosks with two computers and one printer at each kiosks will be installed at auction platforms. The lots should be displayed at auction platform with printed slip given at the gate entry. Trader should observe the lots, and, quote his price in the computer with the help of software. He can take a print of his price quote. A time slot should be decided for the traders to quote their prices. This time slot can be based on the quantum of produce arrives at peak season and office timing of the APMC. After the cut off time, the trader should not able to quote his price.

Price declaration: Two computers should be installed at the office with auction software.The software should have facility to generate a report for maximum price quoted by the traders. Prince declaration should be done by the secretary or authorized APMC official with the help of software. The report should be printed in two copies, one copy for the commission agent and another copy for the APMC. The APMC official should declare the price with the help of printed report. This announcement should be done through loud speaker, for which sound system arrangement should be made accordingly. Similarly, declared price can be displayed on the LCD TV proposed to be installed under Market Information Service. The computerized auction software should have option for displaying live prices through display system (LCD TVs).

Cess Assessment: After price declaration concerned commission agent will enter actual weight of commodity in the software through independent login facility. Software will generate report for the commission agent for the cess amount to be paid by him. The facility has been provided to APMC officials through independent login to monitor cess collection (i.e. cess to be paid by commission agent, actually paid and balance).

Farmer Receipt: After the cess assessment the farmer receipt will be generated through the software for payment to be made to the farmer. To start with, computerized auction system is proposed for one market with one commodity. Once this system is established, the same can be replicated to other 9 identified markets, after the period of six months. After one year, computerized auction system can be established in another 10 identified markets. The proposed model for computerized auction system may have two servers, 4 computers at gate and five Kiosk with 2 computers each and 2 computers at APMCs office. The software for the auction process should have five features (i) gate entry, (ii) quote entry, (iii) price declaration, (iv) cess assessment, (v) farmer receipt.

The Servers and computers mentioned above model should be linked to form local area network with the help of Wi-Fi technology.
The items of expenditure for the proposed computerized auction system are given below.

Sr. No.
Item
1
Server with Operating system
2
Computer at gate
3
Computer for Kiosks
4
Computer at office
5
Network Items
Router
Firewall
Switches
Wi-Fi system
6
Dot Matrix Printer 132 Col
7
Dot Matrix Printer 80 Col
8
Laser Printer
9
Application software for 20 APMCs. y
10
Sound system- 2 Mikes, 1 Amplifier, 5 speakers & cables
11
Portable Generators
12
Civil work & furniture
 
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