FARMERS NOT FACING ANY PROBLEMS FOR SELLING THEIR PRODUCE IN MANDIS: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
Ludhiana, December 5, 2018: With the ongoing paddy season, 100% procurement and lifting of paddy has been carried out in Ludhiana district and even 100% payments have been made to the farmers for their produce. Till December 4, 2018, payments of Rs 2964.51 crore have already been made to the farmers through online facility.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pardeep Kumar Agrawal informed that procurement, lifting and payments for paddy crop are going on in Ludhiana district smoothly. He said that the District Administration is ensuring that the farmers do not face any problems right from the moment when their crop arrives in Mandis till the time payments are made.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that as per the special planning of the Punjab government, procurement, lifting and payment for paddy crop is going on smoothly. He said that all payments are made the moment the crop is sold by the farmers so that they don’t have to face any inconvenience. He informed that till December 4, 2018, payments of Rs 2964.51 crore have already been made to the farmers through online facility, which is 100% of the total paddy crop procured.
He informed that out of 1679190 MT of paddy received in all Mandis of Ludhiana district till December 4, 2018, 705428 MT has been procured by PUNGRAIN, 331088 MT by Markfed, 349212 by PUNSUP, 138104 MT by Warehousing Corporation, 147277 MT by Punjab Agro, 2620 MT by FCI, and 5461 MT by private arhtiyas. Mr Agrawal informed that entire 1679190 MT of paddy has been lifted as well.
He said that as per the directions of the Punjab government, the District Administration Ludhiana is committed for procuring and lifting every single grain from the mandis. He said that the entire District Administration is on toes to ensure that the farmers do not face any inconvenience in Mandis and all payments are made on time. He said that all senior officials are supervising the procurement online and grievance cells have also been formed in all Mandis of Ludhiana district.
The Deputy Commissioner has appealed to all the farmers to ensure that they bring only dry crop in Mandis so that their produce is procured without any delay. He also directed the officials to visit the Mandis on daily basis and make entry in the special registers kept at Mandis without fail.