Jalandhar, May 2 : Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Thursday said that the district administration would press into service, the containers and special trains to further expedite the lifting of wheat grains from the mandis across the district.
Presiding over a meeting to review meeting of the procurement of the Rabi crop, he said that the step would accelerate the lifting of grains from the mandis. He said that the wheat would be lifted from mandis by the Food Corporation of India through containers, to be further transported in Godowns through the special trains. Mr. Sharma reiterated that the district administration was committed for lifting every single grain of the golden harvest of the farmers.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the procurement of wheat was already going on in full swing and till date 468653 metric ton of wheat has been procured in the various grain markets and purchase centers of the district. He said that elaborate arrangements have already been made to procure 5.50 lakh metric ton of wheat which was expected in all the mandis of the district during the ongoing Rabi procurement season. Mr. Sharma said that the lifting of the wheat was being made within 48 hours of its purchase during the ongoing Rabi procurement season.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that payment to the farmers for their produce was also being ensured within 48 hours of the purchase of grains. Mr. Sharma said that farmers would not be allowed to face any sort of problem while selling their golden harvest in the mandis across the district. He said that around 78 mandis and purchase centers have been notified for the wheat procurement in the district.
District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, District Food and Civil Supply Controller Narinder Singh, District Manager FCI Tapan Sethi, District Manager Markfed Sachin Gupta and others were also present in the meeting.