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Punjab CM reiterates firm commitment to lift every single grain of wheat in smooth and hassle free manner

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 09, 2024 09:25 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann has reiterated the firm commitment of state government to lift every single grain of the farmers during the Rabi marketing season 2024-25.

After reviewing the procurement status, the Chief Minister said that this year Area Under Cultivation of wheat was 35.07 lakh hectares. Likewise, he said that Estimated production of wheat during RMS 2024-25 was around 161.30 Lakh Million Tons. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that elaborate arrangements have already been put in place for purchase of every single grain of wheat in the state.

The Chief Minister said that the yield of crop was 12 Lakh Metric ton more as compared to last year. He said that the state government is duty bound to ensure smooth and hassle free procurement of every single grain of wheat produced by the farmers. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that payment to the farmer will be made immediately when the wheat is produced from his trolley adding that a viable mechanism has been evolved for this.

The Chief Minister said that Punjab Mandi Board has notified 1908 regular Purchase Centers for procurement of Wheat. He said that the allotment of these purchase centres amongst various agencies as per the procurement shares of agencies and availability of nearest storage points has been done. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that as per recommendations received by districts, public places and rice mills are being declared as temporary yards to avoid glut and ensure smooth procurement.

The Chief Minister said that farmers will not face any sort of inconvenience during the entire procurement process.

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