Authorities equipped for trouble – free procurement of paddy from Oct 1 : Punjab CM
CHANDIGARH : In view of the upcoming paddy procurement season commencing from October 1, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday reviewed the preparations aimed toward trouble free and seamless procurement of paddy.
“Each grain produced with the sweat and toil of the Punjabi farmer shall be bought”, he mentioned whereas chairing a gathering.
Emphasizing speedy buy, the Chief Minister directed that buy, lifting and fee ought to begin from the primary day of procurement itself and warned of strict motion if the farmer is put to any inconvenience.
Presiding over a gathering of the officers of the Procurement Companies, the Chief Minister directed the State Procurement Companies and the FCI to be absolutely equipped for procurement of Paddy within the ensuing season. He expressed satisfaction that the State had already organized ample Bardana for the season properly upfront and directed it is optimum placement throughout the State in all Mandis.
Herein it could be famous that the Mandi Board has already notified 1804 buy facilities throughout the State. Additional, to be able to keep away from glut like state of affairs within the mandis, short-term buy facilities are being recognized for procurement of paddy. It was additionally determined within the assembly at the moment that in contrast to earlier years no short-term Mandi shall be established in any rice sheller within the State.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Division for its clear buy coverage that has ended the cartelisation in tenders for procurement of tarpaulins by facilitating new gamers leading to a discount in value by greater than 15%.
The Chief Minister additionally directed the officers to develop a typical operation process for tackling state of affairs in Mandis arising out of premature rains and strictly mandated resumption of paddy operations inside 24 hours of stoppage of rain.
The Division apprised the CM that the land data within the State have been built-in with the Anaaj Kharid Portal and checks have been imposed on the acquisition of paddy in opposition to every Khasra quantity primarily based on the estimated productiveness of the land. The info of e-Girdawri can also be being built-in and shall be accomplished properly earlier than September 30, 2022 by the Punjab Mandi Board.
According to the Punjab Customized Milling Coverage 2022-23 authorised by Council of Ministers, the e-Verifications of Rice Mills are been carried out in all rice mills to make sure strict compliance of the coverage pointers. Consequently, a complete of 3854 mills have been verified on-line until date. All of the procedures concerning registrations, bodily verification, supply of rice to FCI and funds and so on. have been switched to on-line mode and a lot of the procedures have been made faceless.
It was additional defined that for the primary time the linking of Rice Mills with the Mandies is being carried out by an automatic software program primarily based on Least Distance Precept, which is able to lead to substantial financial savings for the State Authorities .
The Chief Minister directed strict monitoring of the facility consumption in every rice mill pursuant to the combination of Anaaj-Kharid portal with PSPCL portal. He additional directed that the supply of rice must be in accordance with the recorded electrical energy consumption in order to curb bogus purchases and recycling of PDS rice.
Expressing satisfaction on the preparations, the Chief Minister ordered era of digital gate passes by Transporter, Arhtiya, Market Committee and Miller with matching GPS coordinates. He additionally requested the DGP to arrange police nakas throughout the State with particular emphasis on border districts. Strict motion was ordered in opposition to any truck carrying paddy which isn’t registered on the Mandi Board portal.