Punjab & Region

Flying squads check vehicles for preventing illegal flow of paddy from other states

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, October 12

The flying squads constituted by the district administration are continued to keep a vigil on the trucks or other heavy vehicles to prevent illegal flow of paddy from other states.

Disclosing further details, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the teams are putting special nakas round the clock on all the entry points in the district where vehicles are being checked by joint teams of civil administration and police officials. He stated that 18 teams at comprising officials from Civil Administration, Police, Food and Civil Supplies Department, and Punjab Mandi Board have been formed to ensure that every truck or other heavy vehicles checked.

Sharma added that these flying squads would continue their operations till the completion of on-going procurement season. He also said that the decision to check illegal flow of paddy was taken in the larger interest of the state’s peasantry as several cases of illegal transportation of paddy into Punjab was reported by the authorities in the past few years.

He said that strict action would be taken against those indulging into unauthorized inflow of paddy/rice from other states.

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