Urges authorities of India to chill out the specs of wheat for border areas in view of injury to the grain
Urges farmers and others to get vaccinated at particular vaccination camps organized in mandis
CHANDIGARH: With a view to guarantee unhindered procurement course of throughout the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, the Punjab Government has authorized the packaging of wheat in good quality used gunny bags supplied by Arhtiyas. This would be sure that there is no such thing as a scarcity of gunny bags in any Mandi of Punjab. Herein it could be famous that the arrival of wheat in Mandis has elevated to 8 LMT per day and there’s a nationwide scarcity of latest gunny bags and new PP bags for storage of the procured wheat.
Giving additional particulars, a spokesperson for the State Government acknowledged that CM reviewed the standing of procurement with senior officers. Regarding the difficulty of gradual tempo of buy within the border districts of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur, it was defined that the grain of wheat in these areas is shriveled and accordingly there’s a rest in procurement specs required from Government of India earlier than it may be bought. Government of Punjab has, on sixteenth April, already written to Government of India to grant rapid rest within the uniform specs of wheat in respect of shriveled and damaged grains upto 11 % and luster loss upto 10 % within the districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Fazilka with none worth lower. However the reply from Government of India continues to be awaited. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the Food & Supplies Minister and the Principal Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies to instantly resolve the matter by pursuing it with their counterparts in Government of India.
Notably, within the joint evaluation of wheat samples in FCI district Amritsar (Revenue District Amritsar and Tarn Taran) carried out by FCI and State procurement companies, luster loss upto 5 % and shriveled and damaged grains upto 11 % have been present in a number of mandis of those districts which is greater than the prescribed restrict. Likewise, in case of Fazilka the proportion of shriveled and damaged grains has been discovered upto 9.9 % which is in extra of the prescribed restrict of 6 %.
Clearing misconceptions about stories showing in a bit of the media that FCI was refusing to buy HD-2967 number of wheat within the districts of Bathinda and Mansa, the Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture acknowledged that HD-2967 was an authorized number of wheat by each the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Ludhiana in addition to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Hence, there needs to be no refusal to buy by any procurement company. The Chief Minister directed the officers of FCI to instantly dispel any doubts within the minds of individuals and buy the mentioned number of wheat with out additional hitch.
The Chief Secretary Ms. Vini Mahajan knowledgeable the Chief Minister that ample measures have been put in place within the mandis to guarantee strict compliance with the Covid security protocols in view of the unfold of the pandemic. Special vaccination camps have been arrange within the mandis to facilitate vaccination of farmers, Arhtiyas and labour, she disclosed.
The Principal Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Sh Okay.A.P. Sinha mentioned that 38.95 Lakh MT wheat has arrived within the mandis until seventeenth April out of which 34.40 Lakh MT stands procured at Rs. 1975 per quintal MSP. He additional added that 85 % of the wheat bought has been lifted inside the prescribed interval of 72 hours. He additionally knowledgeable that funds to the farmers had began and would choose up tempo from Monday onwards after the banks reopen.
The Chief Minister reemphasized that the welfare of farmers is uppermost in his thoughts and there needs to be hassle-free buy of each grain of the farmer’s wheat that arrives within the Mandis. He directed the MDs of the State Provurement Agencies to tour all the state and resolve any grievance of any farmer that comes to their discover.
The assembly was attended by the Chief Secretary, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture, Principal Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Director Food & Civil Supplies.