Visits new grain market Jalandhar to oversee operations
Jalandhar, October 11 (Amrit Brar)
Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that the Punjab government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was committed for ensuring smooth and hassle free procurement of the paddy in the ongoing season to facilitate the farmers'.
The Deputy Commissioner, who visited the new grain market to review arrangements made for procurement of paddy here today, said that the state government would lift every single grain of Paddy in a smooth and hassle free manner, during the ongoing procurement season.
He said that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the harvest of farmers was lifted from the grain markets promptly adding that farmer would not be allowed to face any sort of problem while selling their produce.
Mr. Sharma said that all the Sub Divisional Magistrates and chiefs of the all six procurement agencies have been asked to personally supervise the Paddy procurement operations.
The Deputy Commissioner said that special instructions have been issued to the officers/ officials for timely payment of produce to the farmers so that they do not face any inconvenience for the sale of their produce in the mandis.
Mr. Sharma said that the procurement of about 11.35 lakh metric ton of paddy was expected in the district this year. He said that around 78 mandis/purchase centers have been notified for the procurement of paddy in the district.
Mr. Sharma appealed to the farmers' to bring moisture free grains to the market and avoid burning of paddy straw, which causes a major environmental hazard.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included District Mandi Officer Mr. Varinder Khera, District Food and Supply Controller Mr. TS Chopra, District Food and Supply Officer Mr. Neelkanth Sharma and others.