Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, May 2
In a major relief to arhtiyas, 86.5 per cent of the procured wheat has been lifted from the grain markets and purchase centres of the district.
Of the 3,60,398 MT of wheat procured in 13 grain markets and purchase centres, 3,11,731 MT (86.50) wheat was lifted up to Saturday evening.
Sources said 98.92 per cent (6,440 MT) lifting, the highest in the district, was reported in the Ghumthala Rao grain market.
However, the lowest 69.92 per cent (42,749 MT) wheat lifting was reported in the Pratap Nagar grain market.
Nearly 97.14 per cent (5,546 MT) wheat lifting was reported from the Jathlana grain market, followed by Kharwan grain market 96.42 per cent (6,438 MT); Rasulpur grain market 95.71 per cent (9,930 MT), Saraswati Nagar grain market 95.46 per cent (54,134 MT); Jagadhri grain market 94.62 per cent (45,866 MT) and Bilaspur grain market 92.02 per cent (31,702 MT).
Similarly, 88.30 per cent (43,303 MT) lifting was reported from the Chhachhrauli grain market, followed by Yamunanagar grain market 88.27 per cent (805 MT); Radaur grain market 82.27 per cent (36,650 MT); Ranjitpur purchase centre 79.80 per cent (9,918 MT) and Sadhaura grain market 77.91 per cent (18,250 MT).
According to information, before the lifting of wheat or other crops from the grain markets or purchase centres, arhtiyas are held responsible for any loss or damage.
Shiv Kumar Sandhala, district president of the Anaj Mandi Arhtiyas Association, said, “In this wheat procurement season, the government failed to undertake the lifting work smoothly. The payments of farmers were also delayed.”
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