Tardy wheat lifting: Farmers, arthiyas rue scarcity of house

Tardy wheat lifting: Farmers, arthiyas rue scarcity of house

Tribune Information Service

Manmeet Singh Gill

Amritsar, April 20

The failure of the federal government procurement businesses and District Meals and Civil Provides Division to raise the procured crop from the grain markets within the border districts has brought on scarcity of house for unloading of extra produce arriving from farms.

With a complete authorities procurement of two,65,999 metric tonne (MT) of wheat crop in grain markets of Amritsar district, solely round 31,000 MT has been lifted thus far. In Tarn Taran district, with a complete authorities buy of 4,49,019 MT, solely round 34,000 MT has been lifted from the markets.

The arthiyas and farmers in each districts are dealing with an area crunch because the bought grains stuffed in gunny baggage are occupying a most of the land house within the grain markets. An arthiya from Tarn Taran mentioned: “The federal government claims that the grains will likely be lifted from the market inside 72 hours, however a lot of the baggage are mendacity for over per week now.” He mentioned the scarcity of house on the grain markets would change into extra distinguished within the coming days.

In Amritsar district with a complete arrival of two,91,779-MT wheat, 2,65,999 MT has been procured by authorities businesses, whereas 12,172 MT has been bought by personal consumers. Pungrain with a purchase order of 73,529 MT has lifted solely 6,267 MT. FCI with procurement of 36,082 MT has lifted solely 3,361 MT. Of the 66,438 MT bought by Markfed, solely 6,238 MT has been lifted. Of Punsup buy of 55,305 MT, solely 2,433 has been lifted, whereas of Punjab warehouse company’s buy of 34,645 MT, solely 2,523 MT has been lifted.

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