To expedite lifting, DC seeks mandi-wise pendency report in Moga

To expedite lifting, DC seeks mandi-wise pendency report in Moga

Moga (Punjab). To expedite the process of lifting procured wheat grains from Moga mandis, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kulwant Singh has sought the mandi-wise pendency report from the officials. During the review of the ongoing procurement process, he instructed officials to ensure that all efforts were made to facilitate the farmers. Every grain from every farmer must be procured, and due payments should be made within the stipulated time."

He said that the wheat procurement season was in full swing but due to smooth arrangements, the procurement process in district Moga was nearing completion. He said that the district administration had set a procurement target of 6.94 lakh metric tonnes of which 6.87 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has reached the markets. Out of which 99 percent has purchased and more than 65 percent lifting has also taken place. While the payment is also going well.

To speed up the lifting, he instructed the District Mandi Officers and procurement agencies to send a market-wise list of how much of the crop is left over in which market.  He said that after seeing the current condition of markets, more speed will be brought in lifting.

He said that till now the arrival of 687814 metric tons of wheat has been recorded in the markets of the district.  Out of which 679338 MT purchase has been done and lifting of 396934 metric tons has also been done.  The payment of the purchased wheat has to be done by the administration in 48 hours but this payment is being done by the district administration in less than 24 hours. Rs 1447.51 crores have been disbursed so far in district Moga.  

Which is 98.84 percent of the total payment.  About lifting, he said that more than 30 thousand metric tons are being lifted daily.
 Deputy Commissioner Mr. Kulwant Singh has appealed to the farmers to have faith in the district administration and the Punjab government.  They will not be allowed to harass in the markets under any circumstances.  Lifting will reach 100 percent in the next one or two days in district Moga.  He congratulated the farmers that this year the yield was more than the previous years and the quality of grain was also good.


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