Reiterates commitment of hassle-free and smooth procurement season at all 137 purchase centers
 
Orders strict action in cases of illegal arrival of wheat from other states, if any
 

Jalandhar, April 15-(STN) Jalandhar district is having sufficient stock of Bardana to ensure quick and hassle-free lifting of crops from grain markets, said Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori. 
 
While participating in a virtual procurement review meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, the deputy Commissioner informed about the steps being taken by local administration to ensure smooth and hassle-free procurement. 
 
The deputy commissioner emphasised that sufficient amounts of bails (Bardanas) were available with the procurement agencies and lifting of the crops was taking place in full swing. He said that the district has ensured maximum lifting of wheat crops within stipulated time-frame. 
 
Divulging more details, the Deputy Commissioner reiterated that on the directions of the state government, the district administration was firmly committed to completing the procurement and lifting without any inconvenience to the farmers. He said that along with immediate procurement of the grains, the thrust had also been laid on timely lifting of the crops.
 
He said that a total of 54950 MTs wheat have arrived in mandis since the procurement season has begun of which about 53606 MTs were procured and procurement agencies were asked to strictly adhere to the provisions of lifting the grains timely. 
 
The deputy commissioner categorically mentioned that strict action would be taken against the rumor morgans who are spreading false information on shortage of Bardanas in Mandis. He said that such sort of rumors cause panic among farmers, which is highly unwarranted. 
 
The DC reiterated the state government’s commitment to lifting every single grain of the farmers in the mandis. Meanwhile, the DC urged the farmers to bring wheat stock in a staggered manner in mandies during covid times as health is equally important for all.
 
Mr. Thori said that a robust mechanism has been put in place to make sure that grain was procured and lifted as soon as it comes into the mandis especially in the wake of these trying times of Covid-19.
 
The deputy commissioner further asked all police officials and respective SDMs to keep a close tab over the incoming of wheat from other states in Jalandhar and take a strict action in such cases, if any. 
 
Prominent among others present on the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, Jasbir Singh, SDM Gaurav Jain, SDM Dr. Vineet Bajaj, DFSC Narinder Singh, and representatives of various procurement agencies.