Administration all set to ensure smooth and hassle-free paddy procurement in Ludhiana: DC Surabhi Malik
The district Administration is all set to ensure smooth and hassle-free paddy procurement in the Ludhiana district.
Ludhiana, September 30, 2023: The district Administration is all set to ensure smooth and hassle- free paddy procurement in the Ludhiana district.
Chairing a review meeting with the officials concerned, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik reiterated the firm commitment of the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to procure every single grain of the farmers.
The DC said that as many as 16.95 lakh metric tons paddy was expected to arrival in the grain markets in Ludhiana adding that the state government was committed to procure every grain of the produce because it was the fruit of six months of hard work of the farmers. “Punjab Government has made all out arrangements for the smooth and uninterrupted procurement of paddy crops in all the Mandis of the state”, she mentioned.
Malik added that there was sufficient availability of gunny bags besides proper arrangements for lifting and payments were already made in all 108 the purchase centers where farmers will get the payment of their produce within stipulated time-frame. She appealed to the farmers not to set fire crop residue in the fields as it will lead to air pollution.
She said that the district administration had 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. She said that Sub Divisional Magistrates and chiefs of the all the procurement agencies were asked to supervise paddy procurement operations minutely.
She said that around 16.95 lakh MT paddy was expected to be arrived in the grain markets. She said that all the officials were asked to ensure timely procurement, lifting and payments to the farmers. The DC also reviewed several arrangements at grain markets so as to ensure seamless procurement experience for farmers. The DC categorically mentioned that any kind of callousness in this task would be highly unwarranted, all the officials must put their best foot forward in this mammoth exercise.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Assistant Commissioner (General) Upinderjit Kaur Brar, DFSC West Sanjay Sharma, DFSC East Shaifali Chopra, DM PSWC Sukhwinder Singh, DM Markfed Sudhir, DM PUNSUP Sudhir Sharma, DM FCI Devananda Khanikar, and District Mandi Officer Bir Inder Singh Sidhu.