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Four sites selected for new grain marketat Nurmahal

A committee of officials constituted by the financial commissioner (development) to select three sites to shift the new grain market, Nurmahal selected four sites.

punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2013 17:05 IST
HT Correspondent

A committee of officials constituted by the financial commissioner (development) to select three sites to shift the new grain market, Nurmahal selected four sites.


Three strips of land measuring 148 kanals, 163 kanals and 154 kanals situated in Uppal Khalsa village and on the Nurmahal – Nakodar road and one site measuring 163 kanals situated in Cheema Kalan village and on the Nurmahal –Phillaur road have been short listed and report has been submitted to the government.

Mandi board Chandigarh additional director Daljit Singh, a member of this committee visited Nurmahal on July 16 to select three sites for the new grain market. He was accompanied by two more members’ additional deputy commissioner (development) Jalandhar Harminder Singh and SP (O) Gurmit Singh.

When contacted Daljit Singh said that he cannot comment as the matter is sub-judice.The Punjab and Haryana high court on July 25 ordered Punjab chief secretary to appear in the court and if he fails to complete the construction of the new grain market as per order of the court by next date of hearing on August 26.

Two contempt petitions are pending in the court in this regard. Additional director general of police (intelligence) had submitted a report to the government detailing the difficulties that might arise due to the construction of new grain market at Nurmahal adjoining the Dear Divya Jyoti Jagiti Sansthan. After this report, the government had formed acommittee to take a final decision on the construction of new grain market at Nurmahal. A committee headed by financial commissioner (development) and secretary agriculture board had been formed.

Finacial commissioner (D) in meeting on July 10 ordered to shift new grain market. The government had acquired 17 acres, 3 kanals and two marlas on the Nurmahal - Nakodar road for the new grain market. The construction work was forcibly stopped by activists of a religious sect in January 2011.