Out of whole 54 lakh MT wheat arrival in mandis, round 50 lakh MT has been procured & greater than 20 lakh MT lifted
Assures each single grain could be procured on time by Punjab authorities
No scarcity of bardana now: Ashu
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu as we speak knowledgeable that beneath the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, direct payments worth greater than Rs 2600 crore have been made to accounts of farmers until as we speak. He stated that payments worth Rs 1141 crore have been cleared until yesterday, Rs 1500 crore was cleared until as we speak and payments worth a complete of Rs 4200 crore could be cleared by tomorrow.
He assured the farmers that each single grain produced by them could be procured by the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab authorities.
In a press assertion issued right here as we speak, Bharat Bhushan Ashu stated that 54 lakh MT of wheat has arrived in mandis of the state, out of which
50 lakh MT has already been procured and greater than 20 lakh MT has already been lifted by varied authorities companies. He assured that each procurement in addition to lifting could be pace up in coming days.
On the problem of Bardana (storage luggage), Bharat Bhushan Ashu stated that due to Covid19 and elections in West Bengal, many of the jute mills are shut, main to scarcity of jute luggage throughout the nation. He stated that that they had even taken up this problem with Jute Commissioner of India, however he failed to assist the state. He stated that there was some scarcity of Bardana initially, however now the matter has been resolved. He stated that on April 12, 2021, the federal government of India has allowed the state authorities for the use of used bardana by arhtiyas, for which Rs 41.90 per bag has been mounted.
Bharat Bhushan Ashu urged leaders throughout political events to not politicise this problem as there isn’t a scarcity of bardana within the state now. He additionally appealed to them to both contact him or District Administration or his division in case there’s any downside to the farmers in mandis and guaranteed that each one issues could be resolved on precedence foundation.
On the problem of DBT, Ashu stated that the Punjab authorities has already been making direct payments to the farmers since final 18 months and guaranteed that payments to each farmer could be made inside set stipulated time. He stated that in Punjab, each the farmers and the arhtiyas (fee brokers) are blissful from the continuing wheat procurement.