India, Mumbai: State nod for decentralised procurement policy

13 Sept, 2017: The State has approved a new decentralised policy for procurement of essential commodities during crisis. Earlier, the State had to take permission from the Centre to procure essential commodities whose prices had risen beyond the reach of the common man. At present, when prices fluctuate, the State Food and Civil Supplies Department demands a subsidised price list from the Centre and puts up a proposal for procurement with the State government.