The Fact News Service
Nawanshahr, November 25
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district has been ranked second in the state due to timely procurement, prompt lifting and timely payments to farmers during the recently concluded paddy procurement season of 2021-22 in Punjab.
Disclosing this here today Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said that a total of 3.80 lakh metric tonnes of Paddy was procured by the agencies during the procurement season in 31 grain mandis of the district and Rs. 745 crore was paid to the farmers within the stipulated time. Bringing the district in second place in procurement.
He further said that in order to ensure the procurement and lifting of each and every grain of the crop of the farmers, all the concerned departments worked together to achieve this goal. He also said that strong arrangements had been made at all the procurement centers so that the farmers would not face any difficulty while selling their produce in the mandis.
Sarangal commended the Food, Civil Supplies Officers, Heads of Procurement Agencies and members of the Flying Squad for working round the clock to ensure a smooth procurement season. He especially thanked the other participants such as artisans, rice millers, laborers and transporters for timely delivery of paddy.
Disclosing this here today District Food and Civil Supplies Controller Madhu, who presented the award to the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Chairman Punjab Mandi Board Lal Singh for the district. Received, said that in the past special attention was given to timely procurement, lifting and payment which has given excellent results in the procurement season by giving second place to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in the state.
He said that in order to ensure the immediate lifting of the crops the required quantity of bags had been made available in the grain mandis and no stone was left unturned by the administration to make this procurement smooth.