Punjab & Region

With 61.84 percent of lifting, Jalandhar holds first position in the state: Thori

The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, October 12

Ensuring lifting of every single foodgrain of the farmers, district Jalandhar has secured top position in the state in lifting during the current paddy procurement season.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the procurement agencies in the district have lifted 61.84 per cent of paddy out of total crops brought into the 75 Mandis by the farmers. He said that the average percentage of Jalandhar was more than double the state’s average. The deputy commissioner directed officials tasked with procurement to ensure lifting of crops within stipulated time frame after arrivals into the Mandis besides assisting farmers at every phase of procurement.

Pointing out further, Thori mentioned that so far procurement agencies in the district have purchased 97248 Metric Tons (MTs) of paddy, however, a total of 60139 MTs paddy have been lifted with a total average of 61.84 per cent.

He categorically stated that the district administration would leave no stone unturned to ensure smooth and hassle-free season. He asked officials to ensure availability of drinking water, toilets facilities, sanitizers and other facilities.

The Deputy Commissioner asked the officials to maintain this ranking throughout the season besides extending helping hand to the farmers during the whole season. The Deputy Commissioner mentioned that he would personally monitor the purchase, lifting, and payment process in the district besides reviewing the procurement daily.

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