New Milling Policy:
Author(s): Harish K. MongaRice Millers Associations demands roll back conditions against millers Feozepur, October 3, 2012: District Ferozepur Rice Millers Association, Ferozepur president Gurmit Singh alongwith Raj Vohra, Deepak Aawla,...
Rice Millers Associations demands roll back conditions against millers
Feozepur, October 3, 2012: District Ferozepur Rice Millers Association, Ferozepur president Gurmit Singh alongwith Raj Vohra, Deepak Aawla, Rachpal Singh, Raj Kumar, Manjit Singh Brar, today presented a memorandum to DS Karuna Raju, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur in the name of Prime Minister.
On this occasion, rice millers of the district were present.
Giving this information, Deepak Awla and Raj Kumar Vohra, rice millers said, “In the new milling policy for 2012-13, certain conditions are against the interests of the rice millers which should be immediately amended in favour of the millers”.
In the memorandum submitted by the District Ferozepur Rice Millers Assocation, it is mentioned that there are also certain conditions laid down in the new milling policy 2012-13, which are totally wrong. It is further stated that the clause of minimum bank guarantee of Rs.30 lakhs for one tonne milling capacity rice sheller, in lieu of allotted paddy to the miller, should be deleted and paddy should be allotted without the bank guarantee. Another clause of charging of 13 per cent interest for the milling of paddy by the rice miller beyond March, 31, 2013 should also be rolled back.
It has further been demanded that condition of allotment of rice mill whose last year 70 per cent milling of crop year 2011-12 has been completed up to August 31, 2012, the allotment condition should be extended up to October 15, 2012 and the balance on account of levy rice up to 2004-05 should also be abolished.
Procuring Agencies employees too demand withdrawal of clause of joint custody of the paddy stored in the rice mill premises which is virtually practically not possible to supervise the stored stocks being in the premises of the rice mills with no watch and ward.