Mandi board facilitates heath division for vaccination drive throughout wheat procurement season- Lal Singh
10000 n-95 masks and 10000 bottles of sanitisers for mandi board staff to perform difficult activity of wheat procurement amid covid-19
Also organized one other 1 lakh masks and 35000 liters sanitizers for farmers
Purchase centres doubled to obtain 130 lakh metric tonnes
CHANDIGARH: In a bid to make sure seamless wheat procurement, commencing from April 10, amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Government has set up Covid Vaccination Camps in all 154 Market Committees throughout the state to inoculate the individuals above the age of 45 years visiting grain markets in the course of the present Rabi Marketing Season.
Disclosing this right here immediately, Chairman Punjab Mandi Board Lal Singh stated that the Mandi Board is totally geared up to perform the difficult activity of wheat procurement amid the attempting occasions of pandemic.
Urging to all the stakeholders to stick to COVID security norms to defeat the virus, the Chairman stated that the Punjab Government is totally dedicated to obtain each single grain of wheat from the mandis and likewise to make sure security of farmers, labourers, Arthiyas and officers of procurement companies.
The Punjab Mandi Board has additionally made elaborate preparations to strictly observe well being protocol by offering 10,000 masks (N-95) and 10,000 bottles of sanitizers to its 5600 officers/workers in order to make sure problem free procurement of wheat in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, stated the Chairman including staff of Mandi Board have been relentlessly working day & night time in Mandis to make sure sufficient preparations for seamless procurement operations throughout Rabi Marketing Season 2021-22. Besides, the Mandi Board has additionally organized one other one lakh masks and 35,000 liters sanitizers for offering to the farmers throughout their arrival in buy centres.
Pointing out additional, the Chairman stated that to keep away from crowd and congestion in the mandis, the variety of buy centres have been elevated from 1872 to 4000 with the goal to obtain 130 lakh metric tonnes of wheat. He additional identified that farmers have been being requested to carry their produce in Mandis in a staggered method as a safety measure to maintain Covid-19 beneath test. The Mandi Board has already chalked out a time certain motion plan to challenge passes, present potable water and guarantee sanitation in the course of the season. He additional stated that Mandi Board has already been mandated to challenge passes to farmers by Arthiyas.
Notably, over the last Rabi Marketing season, state authorities efficiently procured 127.13 LMT of wheat regardless of the Covid pandemic restrictions and 17.51 lakh passes issued to the farmers by Arthiyas.
Lal Singh additional stated that the best precedence is being accorded to keep up well being protocol moreover implementing advisories issued by State Government every now and then. Special efforts are afoot to keep up social distancing throughout procurement operations amongst the farmers, arthiyas, labour, market committee and procurement company staff and different related individuals.
While complimenting companies rendered by the Mandi Board and the Market Committees, the Chairman exhorted them to discharge their duties with way more dedication, sincerity and dedication to perform this gigantic activity.