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Markfed MD inspects wheat procurement in Khanna grain market

April 20, 2024 05:39 PM
 Markfed MD inspects wheat procurement in Khanna grain market

Elaborate arrangements for smooth and hassle free procurement of wheat in state- Girish Dayalan

DC Sakshi Sawhney reiterates firm commitment to procure every single grain of the farmers

Punjab Newsline, Khanna (Ludhiana), April 20-
Managing Director Markfed Mr Girish Dayalan on Saturday inspected wheat procurement operations at Khanna grain market.

Taking stock of the ground level situation in the Asia's largest grain market, Girish Dayalan accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney, Markfed Additional Managing Director Sandeep Singh Garha, Chief Manager Yashpal Sharma said that elaborate arrangements were already in place for smooth lifting, purchase and transportation of wheat.

He said that massive efforts were afoot to complete this operation with the active support of all the stakeholders. Dayalan also asked the District Mangers of all the procurement agencies to make sure that farmers do not face any sort of inconvenience during the season. He also ordered the officials to regularly visit the districts and take stock of the ground level situation.

He stated that the pace of arrivals and purchase would pick up in the coming days hence the officials need to be ready to ensure prompt lifting to avoid glut.

Later, the officials also visited grain market at Samrala.

Meanwhile taking part in deliberations, Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney said that due to adequate arrangements, the administration managed to save the produce in the grain markets from inclement weather.

She said that till to date, 42372.90 MT wheat had arrived into grain markets of which 77-percent purchased by agencies. The payments worth Rs 44.982 crores had also been paid to the farmers. She also urged the farmers to bring dry produce to the grain markets for instant purchase.

 
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