1.73 lakh MT paddy procured in Gurdaspur

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • |
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2013 18:48 IST

Deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha said here on Saturday that 1,73,151 metric tonnes of paddy had been procured from 93 mandis in the district till date, of which only 25,700 metric tonne had been purchased by the government procurement agencies, while the rest was procured by private sheller owners.


Addressing district officers at a meeting held to review the ongoing paddy procurement process, he directed them to ensure early procurement and lifting of paddy which had arrived at various mandis in the district.

He told the officers that the farmers should not face any problem in selling their produce at the mandis, and asked them to ensure that the farmers were not exploited economically at any stage during the procurement process.

Allotting specific mandis to various officers, the DC instructed them to stay in those areas for at least three hours a day to ensure smooth procurement, and look into the problems of the farmers and solve them on the spot.

He also directed them to ensure that the arhtiyas (commission agents) and labourers do not face any problems in the procurement process.

Paddy facts
Number of mandis 93
Procurement (in metric tonnes)
Total 1,73,151
By government agencies 25,700
By private shellers 1,40,404

 

also read

Mystery over Pak woman’s entry in India continues

blog comments powered by Disqus