Ludhiana, November 9, 2018: The Ludhiana district has witnessed smooth procurement of paddy this season. Till now, 95 percent of total paddy arrived in various mandis has been purchased so far. 98 percent paddy was lifted and payment for 97 percent was made in District Ludhiana. The farmers have been paid Rs. 1751.77 crores till November 8, through online procedure.
This time around 20 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is expected in the mandis of district Ludhiana, out of which more than 55 percent has arrived. Last year, 18.46 lakh metric tonnes of arrivals was recorded.
Giving information, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said that under the special policy adopted by the Punjab government, the procurement of Paddy, lifting, and payment of the paddy in Ludhiana district was smooth.
The payments to the farmers were made in 48 hours from the purchase so that the farmers don’t have to face harassment for payments. So far, the payment of Rs. 1751.77 crores to farmers of all district Ludhiana has been made through online mode, which is 97% of the total purchased paddy.
He said that out of 1165601 MT of paddy arrived in various mandis of district Ludhiana, PUNGRAIN has purchased 461860 MT, Markfed 211700 metric tonnes, PUNSUP 221266 MT, Warehouse 101963 MT, Punjab Agro 107900 metric tonne, FCI has The procurement of 660 metric tonne and private aarhtiyas by the private millers is 1686 MT, which constitutes 1107065 MT of total procurement. He said that lifting of procurement of crops is also increasing day by day, in which 932547 metric tonnes of lifting has been lifted from the district markets.
He further said that on the instructions of the Punjab government, the district administration is committed to purchase every single paddy crop of the farmers. All the government machinery in Ludhiana is making all-out efforts to ensure proper procurement of paddy. Payment of crops to farmers is also being made in a timely manner. He said that the entire procurement process of Paddy is being monitored online and the complaint redressal cells have also been set up in the mandis for quick disposal of the problems. He urged the farmers to bring dry paddy in the mandis so that the immediate purchase of the crop could be ensured. He instructed the officers to ensure that they visit the daily markets.

Friday, November 9, 2018