The SDM today directed to take up the ongoing wheat procurement arrangements in the mandis of Batala tehsil. Batala Balwinder Singh held an important meeting with the representatives of the procurement agencies at the Market Committee Office. He said that the farmers should not face any problem regarding the sale of their produce in the mandis and payment of the crop sold. He said that keeping in view the health of the farmers, provision of sanitary machines, provision of masks to the farmers and provision of soap, water, toilets, etc. for frequent hand washing should be ensured in the mandis.
SDM Batala directed the representatives of the procurement agencies to ensure that the farmers do not face any difficulty in procuring the crop, lifting and payment of the crop and bagging. He also appealed to the farmers to bring only dry crops in the mandis so that their crops could be procured at the same time. He asked all the agencies to expedite the lifting of the procured wheat and not to allow any hindrance in the payment of the farmers.
On the other hand, the farmers who came to Batala Dana Mandi to sell their products were satisfied with the procurement arrangements of the Punjab Government. Farmer Gurdeep Singh of Hardan village said that although the spread of Corona epidemic was increasing day by day but even in this difficult time the Punjab government has made good arrangements keeping in view the health of the farmers and laborers. He said that the crop of the farmers was being sold in the market without any hassle which made the farmers happy.