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Ludhiana Administration all set to ensure smooth and hassle-free paddy procurement

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, September 30

The District Administration is all set to ensure smooth and hassle-free paddy procurement in Ludhiana.

Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik reiterated the firm commitment of the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to procure every single grain of the farmers.

Malik said that as many as 17.67 lakh metric tons paddy was expected to arrival in the grain markets in Ludhiana adding that the state government was committed to procure every grain of the produce because it was the fruit of six months of hard work of the farmers. “Punjab Government has made all-out arrangements for the smooth and uninterrupted procurement of paddy crops in all the Mandis of the state”, she mentioned.

Malik added that there was sufficient availability of gunny bags besides proper arrangements for lifting and payments were already made in all the purchase centers where farmers will get the payment of their produce within stipulated time-frame. She appealed to the farmers not to set fire crop residue in the fields as it will lead to air pollution.

She said that the district administration had made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the harvest of farmers was lifted from the grain markets promptly adding that farmer would not be allowed to face any sort of problem while selling their produce. She said that Sub Divisional Magistrates and chiefs of all procurement agencies were asked to supervise paddy procurement operations.

DFSC Meenakshi said that around 17.67 lakh MT paddy was expected to be arrived in the grain markets. She said that all the officials were asked to ensure timely procurement, lifting and payments to the food growers.

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