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Paddy farmers must get timely payments: Capt Amarinder directs DC

The Punjab CM said all mandis of the districts should provide basic amenities to the farmers and that no laxity will be tolerated.

punjab Updated: Oct 10, 2017 16:21 IST
HT Correspondent
CM Captain Amarinder Singh checking the paddy procurement records at Mukerian in Hoshiarpur on Monday.
CM Captain Amarinder Singh checking the paddy procurement records at Mukerian in Hoshiarpur on Monday.(HT Photo)

Punjab chief minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh reviewed the progress of ongoing paddy procurement here on Monday. He has directed the deputy commissioner (DC) to ensure payments to farmer within the stipulated time of 48 hours and crop lifting within 72 hours.

Presiding over a review meeting, the CM said that all mandis of the districts should provide basic amenities to the farmers and that no laxity will be tolerated. Captain said that the state government has taken all measures to ensure seamless paddy procurement. He asked the DC to ensure availability of adequate stock of gunny bags in all grain markets.

Captain said that the state government has taken all measures to ensure seamless paddy procurement.

DC Vipul Ujwal said that 43,221 tonne paddy has arrived at the mandis so far. Of this, 42,388 tonne has been procured by the agencies concerned. The DC said that the district administration is making efforts for timely procurement of the entire yield.

The DC said that two maize dryers are in operation at Saila Khurd and Phuglana village in the district. Hoshiarpur has surpassed last year’s total procurement of 5.50 lakh quintal, with the arrival of 5.73 lakh quintal maize across the mandis here.

Health minister Brahm Mohindra, Tanda member legislative assembly (MLA) Sangat Singh Giljian, Sham Chaurasi MLA Pawan Kumar Adia, Hoshiarpur MLA Sunder Sham Arora, Mukerian MLA Rajnish Kumar Babbi, Dasuya MLA Arun Kumar Dogra, Chabbewal MLA Dr Raj Kumar, inspector general of police (IG) Arpit Shukla, senior superintendent of police (SSP) J Elanchezhian and other senior officials were also present.