Karnal: 50% wheat payment to farmers cleared

Karnal: 50% wheat payment to farmers cleared

Wheat bags at the Karnal grain market. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Tribune News Service

Karnal, April 17

With the speeding up of lifting of wheat and verification of ‘I’ forms, the process to clear the payment of farmers has also got pace. Around 50 per cent of the payment was made by the different agencies till April 16, said the data of the district administration.

As per sources, the process has picked up pace in the past 4-5 days.

As per the data, 82,953 ‘I’ forms were uploaded till Saturday evening for 5,12,033.10 tonnes of wheat costing around Rs 1,069.38 crore.

After the verification of 44,149 ‘I’ forms for 2,80,908.15 tonnes of wheat, different agencies have cleared a sum of Rs 586.68 crore, said the data.

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has procured 2,53,559.5 tonnes of wheat, costing around Rs 529.56 crore, of which it has cleared Rs 298.67 crore. Similarly, ‘I’ forms for the FCI for 61.75 quintals of wheat for Rs 0.13 crore have been generated, but no payment was issued till Saturday, said the data.

As many as 38,119 ‘I’ forms have been generated for Hafed for the purchase of 2,31,104.65 quintals of wheat, costing Rs 482.66 crore. Payment has been made of Rs 255 crore of 19,611 farmers.

‘I’ forms of Haryana State Warehousing Corporation for 4,020 farmers on the purchase of 27,284.05 quintals of wheat, costing Rs 56.98 crore were uploaded. It has cleared payment of 2,256 farmers of Rs 32.21 crore, the data said.

Virender Singh, DFSC, said that after the lifting process and verification of ‘I’ forms picked up pace, the disbursement of payment has also picked up pace. “In two to three days, the remaining payment will also be cleared,” said the DFSC. Anish Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, said that he has directed the agencies to expedite the disbursement of payment.

Bought Rs. 1,069 crore

Paid Rs. 586 crore

#farmers #wheat procurement

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