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UP Becomes Top State In Making Purchases Of Rs 11,274 Cr Through GeM

Since the beginning of GeM till now, government offices in the state have made purchases of more than Rs 24,000 crore through this portal

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Through the GeM (Government e-Marketplace) portal, the central and Uttar Pradesh government made purchases of Rs 11,274 crore in their various undertakings and departments during the last financial year 2021-22. This is more than 10 per cent of the entire GeM (GeM) procurement of the country.

Since the beginning of GeM till now, government offices in the state have made purchases of more than Rs 24,000 crore through this portal. Due to this, Uttar Pradesh is at the fore in the country in terms of procurement through GeM. This information was given by GeM portal General Manager, Anurag Awasthi.

He said that the central and state governments have made it mandatory to purchase goods and services from the GeM portal in order to bring greater transparency and competitive price in the purchases made in their departments. Awasthi was addressing the seller interaction program of GeM portal at Weavers Service Center on Friday. During this, small and medium sellers also discussed the increase in business after joining the GeM portal.

Nirak Nikunj, Varanasi in-charge of GeM portal, told during the presentation that about 14,000 buyers of Uttar Pradesh are registered and more than 4.28 lakh sellers are providing their products and services on this portal. More than 79,000 micro and small industries vendors of the state are connected with the GeM portal. In this, the number of women, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe entrepreneurs is considerable.

Bunkar Seva Kendra Deputy Director, Sandeep Thubrikar said that the GeM portal is known to redefine public procurement. At the same time, it is capable of bringing about a radical change in the way of procurement for government buyers and public sector undertakings. Whereas, Gopesh Kumar Maurya, Assistant Director, Handicraft, discussed the importance of maintaining quality in the gem with the vendors. He said that GeM stands on three pillars of contactless, paperless and cashless.