Chandigarh/ Sunam Udham Singh Wala, October 1:
Information & Public Relations, New & Renewable Energy Sources and Housing & Urban Development Minister Mr. Aman Arora, on Saturday, formally inaugurated the paddy procurement in Sangrur district from the new grain market of Sunam Udham Singh Wala.
On this occasion, the Cabinet Minister said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to provide every required facility in the grain markets to the farmers. He assured the farmers that they will not be facing any problem in the markets during the current paddy season. He also kick started the bidding of paddy crop brought by farmer Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of Model Town, following which the crop was purchased on the spot.
While addressing a gathering of farmers and commission agents, the cabinet minister said that flying squads have been deployed to monitor the arrival of paddy in the markets and on the entry points of the district to prevent any kind of bogus or illegal procurement during the season. Mr Arora said that the Punjab government was committed to ensure hassle-free procurement and lifting of paddy grain.
He said that the district administration officials have given clear guidelines to remain active regarding paddy procurement activities including lifting, availability of gunny bags, transportation, labor, electricity, potable water and toilet facility.
The cabinet minister said that all grain markets were being monitored by sub-divisional magistrates and all the government procurement agencies have been ordered to strictly follow the instructions of the government.
On this occasion, president Arhtiya Association Amrik Singh Dhaliwal, Mukesh Juneja, SDM Jaspreet Singh, DFSC Narinder Singh, Madan Gopal, Tarsem Tolawalia, Harmesh Nagra, Sethi Kularan, Manpreet Bansal along with a large number of farmers, arhtiyas, palledars were also present.