Shrivelled grain norms in Punjab could also be relaxed district-wise
Chandigarh, Might 10
Within the wake of intense heatwave, the Centre is probably going to offer district-wise relaxations for the shrivelled and shrunken wheat grains produced in Punjab.
Official sources say although the FCI had lifted the grains it procured instantly, the relaxations from the Ministry of Client Affairs, Public Distribution and Meals had been nonetheless awaited. The grains in at the very least seven districts of the state are extra broken than the prescribed specification restrict of 6% for accepting the shrunken and shrivelled grains.
5 groups from the Centre had visited Punjab for the second time final week to evaluate the harm to the grains. They collected 500 samples this time.
Official sources say they discovered that the utmost harm to the grains was in Bathinda, Mansa, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Malerkotla, Sangrur and Barnala. There was no harm to grains in Amritsar and Tarn Taran and little in Gurdaspur and Pathankot. “Thus, district-wise relaxations could also be introduced,” stated a senior officer.