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Fazilka DC and SSP come out in field to boost wheat lifting from Market Yards

The Fact News Service
Fazilka, April 22

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Dr Senu Duggal IAS and SSP Dr Pargya Jain IPS today came out in field to boost the lifting of wheat from market yards. Both officers also visited warehouses to review the unloading of wheat and to access the ground situation.

While interacting with farmers, artiyas and laborer Deputy Commissioner assured them that agencies will make sure hassle free procurement of wheat. DC warned the transporters and officials of procurement agencies to lift wheat immediately from mandies. She ordered transporters to provide trucks as per the demands of agencies otherwise to be ready to face the heat.

Deputy Commissioner also appealed the farmers to bring dry crop in mandi and said that moisture level of wheat should be below 12 percent as prescribed by Food Corporation of India. She also ordered the market Committee official to arrange Tarpals as per need to cover the crop in case of rain. She also directed the official to arrange basic amenities such as drinking water and shade in Mandies.

Deputy Commissioner said that till the last evening 1,54,630 MT wheat was arrived in mandies of district Fazilka and out of which 1,32,596 MT wheat was procured by different agencies. Markfed is leading among the other agencies with purchase of 42445 MT, while Pungrain procured 37951 MT, Punsup procured 31456 MT, PSWC procured 16602 MT and 4142 MT was procured by private traders.

Deputy Commissioner said that so for 140 crore was paid to farmers in district against their procured crops by different agencies. Earlier DC also chaired a meeting of all agencies to review the procurement arrangements in district. On this occasion ADC (Gen) Rakesh Kumar Popli, SP Ramnish Chaudhary, SDMs Pankaj Bansal and  Balkaran Singh, DFSC Himanshu Kukkar were also present.

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