Ludhiana farmers thank Punjab govt for timely procurement of wheat

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: April 18, 2021, 5:48 p.m.

Ludhiana: The farmers of Ludhiana district have thanked Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government for timely procurement of their wheat crop from the mandis of the district.

Jarnail Singh of Dhamot Kalan said that he had brought around 100 quintals of wheat in the mandi that was procured by 1 pm today. He thanked the Punjab government for timely procurement of his crop.

Similarly, Randhir Singh of village Faizgarh said that his 120 quintals of wheat was procured from Khanna mandi within hours of his arrival. Amrinder Singh from Khanna brought his 200 quintals of wheat at Ghwaddi, that was also procured within hours.

Amar Singh of Hathur sold around 200 quintals of wheat, Harkewal Singh from Maherna Kalan village and Darshan Singh of Sangowal village also thanked the Punjab government for timely procurement of their wheat crop.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that the smooth procurement of wheat was underway in Ludhiana as majority of wheat arrived in grain markets had already been procured so far in the district. 

He said that in consonance of the firm commitment of the state government to facilitate the farmers despite prevailing conditions of Covid-19 pandemic, the district administration was duty-bound to ensure that farmers get their produce procured and they don’t have wait for a day to sell the golden grains. 

He said that any sort of inordinate delay on the part of officials was totally undesirable and any such case of undue delay in the entire procurement operations would be dealt very strictly.

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He said the some quantity of the crop had excess moisture than permissible limit and would be procured once golden grains get dried properly. 

He told the officers to make sure that every single grain of wheat was procured and lifted without any sort of delay and at the same time, the social distancing must be maintained in the grain markets to prevent Covid-19 pandemic.

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