Main reduction for farmers; Authorities declares relaxations for shrunken, shrivelled grains
Chandigarh, Might 14
The Authorities of India has introduced relaxations for the shrunken and shrivelled grains in Punjab and Haryana. The restrict of shrunken and shrivelled grains has been elevated to 18 p.c. The prescribed restrict is 6 p.c. Due to an intense warmth wave in March, the grains had shrunk in nearly whole Malwa area. In some districts, the shrunken and shrivelled grains have been as excessive as 40 p.c.
Punjab had been demanding that the specs for accepting these grains be relaxed. Groups from the Union Ministry of Client Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution had visited the state twice for the reason that procurement started and picked up samples, earlier than asserting these relaxations at the moment.
Within the letter despatched to Punjab Authorities, the Ministry has mentioned that “… the matter has been examined and with a purpose to scale back the hardship of farmers and to keep away from misery sale of wheat, the competent Authority has determined to accord to the request of the State. Accordingly, it has been determined to obtain wheat within the state of Punjab and Haryana, together with UT Chandigarh, with the next leisure within the uniform specs of wheat for central pool procurement throughout the Advertising and marketing Season 2022-23, w.e.f. graduation of RMS 2022-23. The restrict of shrivelled and damaged grains of wheat in all of the districts of Punjab and Haryana together with UT Chandigarh could also be relaxed as much as 18%, towards the present restrict of 6% below uniform specs with none worth reduce. Wheat so procured shall be stacked and accounted for individually. Any deterioration of wheat inventory procured below Relaxed Scheme throughout storage shall be the only real duty of the State Authorities of Punjab and Haryana, together with UT Chandigarh.”