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Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak lauds department for successful & hassle free Rabi Marketing Season

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 19, 2024 06:24 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government guided by the vision of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, is steadfastly committed to ensure the welfare of the farming sector which is the backbone of the state's economic structure. The successful Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) this year is a clear proof of this.

 Lauding the entire department for a successful procurement season, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak today in a review meeting said that it is a matter of great pride that the procurement season was successfully completed in a hassle free manner. He was informed that setting a record in this season, 12.83 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of Wheat arrived in a single day with 12.47 LMT procured on that day itself. The Minister also appreciated the department for crediting over Rs. 28341.28 crores in the accounts of the farmers.

 On the occasion, the Minister was apprised that 13145 E- PoS machines have been issued to ensure transparency in every transaction. Besides, the it was also brought to the notice of the Minister that over 42 lakh migrant labourers have already been registered on the E - Shram portal by the State Government to avail benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

 Exhorting the departmental officers and personnel to keep up the good work, the Minister expressed hope that the department would excel this year's performance next time.

 Among others present included the Principal Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Vikas Garg, Director Puneet Goyal, all Deputy Director (Field) and all the District Food Supply Controllers (DFSCs).

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